|"8 Escape Injuries When Auto, Ambulance Collide" |
The Findlay Morning Republican, June 30,1923, page 2
(found at Newspaperarchive.com)
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The children were:
Mr. Sutter, his straw hat bent by the mixup, crawled out of the window while residents nearby, hearing the crash, held their breath for signs of life around the ill-fated car.
- that S. M. Hartman, my second great-grandfather, lived at 318 1st St., Findlay, OH on June 30, 1923;
- that he was well-off enough to own a touring car in 1923;
- that he was married, and his wife was living at that time;
- that he had at least four grandchildren, all granddaughters;
- that one of his daughters had married a Jay W. Duffield of near Van Buren Ohio and they had two daughters, named Berenice and Helen;
- that his daughter Fannie (my great-grandmother) had married a man surnamed Erwin (my great-grandfather) and was either widowed or divorced from him since she was allowed the use of her own first name in the newspaper account (traditions of the early 1900’s requiring that married women were always identified by Mrs. "their husband’s name.");
- that Fannie and Mr. Erwin had (at least) two daughters, Mabel and Dale;
- that Mr. Hartman had a great grandchild by the name of Josephine Hart who was also Fannie Erwin’s grandchild (which indicates that Fannie probably also had at least one older child);
- that Fannie, Mabel, Dale, and Josephine lived at 225 Park Ave., Findlay, Ohio, on June 30, 1923;
- and that the named children ranged in age from three years old until 18 years old. It was likely, but not certain, that Josephine was the three-year-old child.