|Birth: ||May 10, 1872|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1944|
KILLED BY AN AUTO
Miss Ellen Purcell Victim of Street Tragedy
Car Driven by Jess Weckler Strikes Woman as She Crosses Ninth Near Walnut-----
"Miss Ellen Purcell, 72, housekeeper who lived at 237 South Ninth, was fatally injured at 9:05 Wednesday evening when struck by a car driven by Jess Weckel, 520 West Ellsworth. She was dead when the ambulance, summoned immediately, reached Asbury hospital with her, victim of a skull fracture as well as a broken leg.
The tragic accident occurred on Ninth about 50 feet north of Walnut as Miss Purcell crossed from the west to the east side of the street. Police who investigated were told by Weckel that he had slowed down for two soldiers, later found to be T/Sgt. George Sesera and S/Sgt. Louis Goldstein, who were crossing the street, when the woman ran in front of his car. He didn't see her until within four or five feet of her, Weckel said, and he thinks she had run to get out of the way of a car meeting his, without noticing that he was driving onto her from the other direction.
Miss Purcell was knocked to the pavement, her head evidently stirking the pavement with considerable force. The grill work at the front of the Weckel car was broken by the impact.
Relatives of the accident victim were here today, her brother. W. C. Purcell, living at Culver, Miss Purcell had lived here 20 years. She was born March 10, 1872, in Perry county, Ohio. Her body lay today at the Rush Smith Funeral Home awaiting completion of funeral arrangements. She was a member of the Catholic church and belonged to the Ladies Guild of the Church of the Sacred Heart."
Patrick Pender Purcell (1829 - 1891)
Elizabeth Anne Grogan Purcell (1829 - 1903)
Julia Theodosia Purcell O'Shea (1854 - 1922)*
James Buchanan Purcell (1857 - 1900)*
Thomas Edward Purcell (1859 - 1908)*
John Baptist Purcell (1861 - 1936)*
Mary Clementine Purcell Bertles (1863 - 1919)*
William Ambrose Purcell (1865 - 1956)*
Anna Purcell (1868 - 1870)*
Ellen Marie Purcell (1872 - 1944)
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Created by: Phillip O
Record added: Sep 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42246974