|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1938|
Paul Drake, son of Samuel Ray Drake & his wife Edith Sarber Drake Hoover
Paul Drake, aged 17, New Paris, high school senior, died shortly before 6 pm last Wednesday in Goshen hospital of injuries received late Wednesday afternoon when he was pinned beneath a slowly moving 50-ton coal car on a Wabash railroad siding at Foraker, Ind.
The son of Mrs Amos Hoover, of Foraker, he was taken to the Goshen hospital by ambulance shortly after 2:30 pm after he had been extracted from under the right front wheel which came to rest on his body. He suffered considerable from loss of blood.
The youth was pulled from under the heavy wheels only after the car was pushed slowly back by onlookers who had gathered. Employes of the coal concern, John and Frank Huber, Oscar Sales, Ollie Culp, Jay Rohrer and Mr Hoover managed to move the car several feet by crowbars.
There were no eye witnesses. Evidently Drake had completed unloading the car and attempted to move it a few feet ahead by use of a crowbar so that he might clean up a quantity of coal which had dropped under the car. With the car in motion it gained momentum down a small grade.
It is believed that Drake attempted to climb up on the front of the steel bed to reach the hand brake and halt the car before it reached a crossing a short distance away. He stumbled and fell spraddled-legged on his stomach directly into the path of the car wheels.
The youth was born near Bremen, Feb 19, 1921. His father, Samuel Drake, and his grandfather, Benjamin Drake, were killed in a train-auto accident in South Bend 10 years ago He leaves his mother and stepfather; his sister, a brother, two stepsisters and stepbrother all at home; a grandmother, Mrs Carey Drake, New Paris; a grandfather, Menno Sarber, near New Paris, and a great-grandmother, Mrs Lydia Rowe, Bremen.
He was a member of the Yellow Creek Church of the Brethren where the funeral took place at 2 pm Friday. Rev. Charles Cripe and Rev Irvin Miller officiated. Interment in Bremen cemetery.
1 September 1938
Samuel R Drake (1897 - 1928)
Mary Edith Sarber Drake (1902 - 1983)
Paul Drake (1921 - 1938)
Dorothy P. Maust Drake Kulp (1928 - 2010)*
Bremen Municipal Cemetery
Created by: Linda K
Record added: Feb 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66130486
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