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Della E Coley Baer
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1877
Death: Aug. 18, 1915

THE DEATH OF MR. & MRS. JESSE A. BEAR
One of the most distressing automobile accidents in the history of the county occurred yesterday morning at 10;30 o’clock when Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Baer, of Stockwell, were instantly killed by their ford runabout turning turtle in front of the home of Mrs. George Edris, a mile and a half west of Crane. Mr. and Mrs. Baer had left their home in Stockwell with the intention of coming to this city. When they reached a point near the Edris home they met a large touring car that was traveling at a fast rate of speed and turned out to allow it to pass. From tracks made by the wheels it was evident that the small car turned too far and went off the road into a small ditch about four feet deep. The wheels struck the far side of the ditch with considerable force and the impact threw the light car over onto the road. Both occupants were caught beneath it, and their necks broken. Mr. Baer lived about fifteen minutes. There were no marks on Mr. Baer’s body, but Mrs. Baer’s head was badly crushed. The little daughter of Mrs. Edris saw the appalling accident and ran to her mother, notifying her of what had occurred. Abe Eckhaus, the Lafayette butcher, was near the scene and hurried to the home of Wesley Kirkpatrick, where aid was summoned. Several farm hands hurried to the scene and the machine was lifted from the prostrate forms. Mrs. Baer was pinned under the body of the machine and the running board rested on Mr. Baer’s neck. Mr. Baer was engaged in the meat business at Stockwell.  
 
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 Spouse:
  Jesse Abner Baer (1874 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Elva Hobart Baer (1896 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
1877-1915, wife of Jesse A Baer
 
Burial:
Johnson Cemetery
Stockwell
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
Record added: Apr 01, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6306776
Della E <i>Coley</i> Baer
Added by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
 
Della E <i>Coley</i> Baer
Added by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
 
Della E <i>Coley</i> Baer
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