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HAGAN, Harvey LeRoy 1917 - 1956


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 8/1/2012 at 12:18:14

"Jackson County Floridian"
Marianna, Florida
Thursday Morning, August 9, 1956
Front Page

Four Local People Killed In Collision
Car Smashes Into Rear As One Auto Goes Into Spin

Four persons died in a collision between two automobiles about two miles east of Marianna on U. S. 90, Wednesday afternoon of last week. Three were killed instantly and the fourth died Tuesday at Jackson Hospital from injuries.

Wallace Fred Folsom, 27, and his wife, Mrs. Margaret Ann Blue Folsom, 23, perished in one of the autos involved and Harvey L. HAGAN, 39, driver of the other auto, was the third victim of the tragedy. Lawrence PORTER, 28, passenger in the HAGAN auto, succumbed to injuries later. All were local people.

According to Trooper O. B. McKnight who investigated, the Folsom auto was headed east and when it was pulled out to pass the HAGAN automobile, headed west, was directly in its path. When brakes were applied the Folsom car went into a spin on the wet concrete and completely reversed direction, the front of the HAGAN auto smashing into its rear. The impact from the rear pressed the auto together almost like an accordion. The front of the other car was jammed back into the front compartment.

The Folsoms had been living in Marianna about two months. He was assistant manager of the Seabord Finance Company here and she was office nurse for Dr. Glenn Padgett. Mr. Folsom was a native of Nashville, Ga. and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marianna. Funeral services and burial took place Friday at Nashville. Maddox Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Mrs. Folsom was a native of Danville, Pa. Her body was forwarded to Atlanta, Ga. for funeral services and burial. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Blue, two sisters and a brother, all of Decatur, Ga. The Maddox Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Lawrence Hubert PORTER was a native of Jackson County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Ruth PORTER; two sons, Lawrence and David PORTER; two daughters, Lynda GALE and Judith PORTER; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. PORTER; a brother, J. C. PORTER, all of Marianna; and three sisters, Mrs. Estelle HAGAN, Marianna, Mrs. Arnita FLANDERS, Altha, and Mrs. Ruby Mae MELVIN, Marianna. Maddox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The body of Harvey Leroy (sic - LeRoy) HAGAN was sent by train to Ottumwa, Iowa for funeral services and burial. He was a native of Fairfield, Iowa and had lived here for the past four years and was a carpenter-contractor. In addition to his wife, Mrs. Estelle HAGAN, and a daughter, Miss Shirley HAGAN, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nellie HAGAN of Ottumwa, two brothers and two sisters. N__ (spot on film) Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the person(s) mentioned. Many thanks to Sheila M., Evan S., and Dean D. in Florida for the retrieval of this article from the University archives.

Note: Harvey was buried in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, IA, in Lot Devotion B 39 - space 6.


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