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DEADRICK, Minnie 1872-1954


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:11

Dike Woman Killed In Car Accident

Mrs. John Deadrick, age 82, from Dike, was killed instantly in a two-car collision Tuesday evening at about 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of highway 28 and 27th street at Cedar Falls.

Her son John with whom she was riding received a spinal injury. His wife a fractured pelvis and broken collar bone. Son John Jr. was treated for minor injuries and released from Sartori hospital.

The other car in the collision was driven by Army Major Roy Tate from Waterloo. Officers giving a report of the collision said that Major Tate pulled around two cars and stopped at an intersection stop sign and his car collided with the Deadrick car traveling on the highway. Major Tate's mother was riding with him. Both of them were but slightly injured and they were released from the hospital after they had been looked over.

Mrs. Deadrick was born March 2, 1872, at Peru, Ill., where she was reared and received her education. On January 1, 1889, she and came to Grundy county where they farmed in the vicinity where Dike is now located. In 1892 they rented the Eldridge Wilson half-section in Grundy county, and 10 years later they bought 100 acres of this land and erected new buildings. This farm Mrs. Deadrick still owned at the time of her death.

In 1923 they retired and moved to Dike to make their home. They celebrated their golden wedding in January, 1939. Mrs. Deadrick suffered a fracture of both hips in recent years, but was able to get about and do her own housework. She was a member of the Dike Methodist church, a charter member of the Ladies' Aid and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She leaves two sons, Adam of Dike and John W., Cedar Falls; a daughter, Mrs. John Russell, of Huntington Park, Calif.; 2 grandchildren; three sisters: Lottie Helfrick, Rome, Ill.; Mrs. Lizzie Heitz, Princeton, Ill.; Mrs. Rose Brechtel, Austin, Minn.; one brother, Andrew, of Peru, Ill.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1942.

The body is at the Dahl funeral home, Cedar Falls, with funeral services pending.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 July 1954, pg 1


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