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Talbott, Frederick Warren 1956-1974

TALBOTT, PHILLIPS

Posted By: Linda Ewin Ziemann (email)
Date: 8/12/2003 at 22:43:34

FREDERICK W. TALBOTT

Akron, Iowa -- Frederick Warren Talbott, 16, of Akron, was killed Feb. 14,
1974, in a car crash. Services will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Adaville
United Methodist Church in rural Akron. The Rev. Larry Vallery will
officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of
the Schroeder Funeral Home of Akron.

Frederick was born June 10, 1956, at Akron. He was a sophomore at Akron
High school. He was a member of the 4-H Club of Akron and of the high
school chorus.

Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Talbott of Akron; a brother,
George of Camp Gordon, Ga.; two sisters, Miss Emily Talbott, attending
Northwestern College at Orange City, and Mrs. Ed (Elaine) Flynn of
Birmingham, Ala., and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Phillips of Akron
and the Rev. George Talbott of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
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Newspaper article about the tragic accident:

Three young Akron high school students
lost their lives In a near head-on
collision one mile south of Chatsworth,
Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8:50 p.m. and a
fourth young man died a short time later
at the Akron hospital.

Mrs. Cheryl Pageler, 24, of Craig the
only survivor of the tragic accident remains
in critical condition at St. Joseph
Mercy hospital, Sioux City.

Dead at the scene were Frederick W.
Talbott, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Tal-
bott and William J. Stibrol, 17, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Otto Stribrol, both of Akron, and
Curtis G. Cornish, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Don Cornish of rural Ireton. All three
were students at the Akron Community
high school.

Jerald L. Ryan, 22, Rock Valley, brother
of Mrs. Gene Waag of Akron, died a.
short time later at the Akron hospital.
Ryan was the driver of the 1969 Chevrolet
owned by Cheryl and Vernon Pagelar of
Craig.

The Akron police department and the
Akron ambulance received a call from a
passerby arriving on the scene at approximately
9 p.m.
The crash occurred on a straight and
level stretch of Iowa highway 12 a mile
south of Chatsworth only five-eighths of
a mile into Plymouth, county.

The 1963 Rambler owned and driven
by young Talbott was northbound and the
1969 Chevrolet driven by Ryan was southbound,
when the latter vehicle apparently
crossed over the center of the road and
collided with the left front corner of the
northbound car, according to Iowa State
trooper Bill Wruck of Le Mars, one of
the investigating officers.

The Talbott vehicle went into the east
ditch, with motor remaining in the center
of the road, the car was sheered in two,
while the other car remained on the highway,
also completely demolished.

The Akron ambulance brought the occupants
of the Pagelar car to the Akron
hospital. Mrs. Pagelar was then transferred
by the same ambulance to the Sioux
City hospital. The Hawarden ambulance
was called and took the bodies of the
students to the Schroeder funeral home
in Akron.

Investigating officers on the scene
were Marv Powell of the Akron police department
and followed by deputy sheriff
Dennis Osterbuhr and highway patrol
trooper William Wruck. Sheriff Ed Guntren
and Plymouth county medical examiner
Dr. Sherman Lindell arrived on the
scene a short time later.

Trooper William Wruck stated this was
the most bizarre accident he has investigated
in his nine years as trooper.

Funeral rites for the four young men
were held Sunday and Monday of this week.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, February 21, 1974 Akron, Iowa
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Another more extensive obituary submitted by Doris Hoffman:

Fred Talbott
Funeral services for Frederick Warren
Talbott, 16, Akron were held at 10 a.m.,
Monday, February 18 at the Adaville
United Methodist church, rural Akron.
Rev. Larry Vallery officiating and burial
in the church cemetery under the direction
of the Schroeder funeral home.

Pallbearers were Grayling Willer,
Kent Allen, Clark Tindall, Keith Kroksh,
Robert Robertson and Daniel Klemme.
Frederick was born June 10,1957, at
Akron. He was a sophomore at Akron high
school. He was a member of the 4-H club
of Akron and a highschool chorus member.

Survivors include the parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Don Talbott, Akron; a brother,
George of Camp Gordon, Ga.; two sisters,
Emily, a student at Northwestern
college, Orange City, and Mrs. Ed (Elaine)
Flynn of' Birmingham, Ala., and grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. William Phillips,
Akron and the Rev. George Talbott of
Cedar Falls.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, February 21, 1974 Akron, Iowa


 

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