|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1915|
|Death: ||May 14, 1940|
Thelma McCarty Elliott reported that Violet was born out of wedlock. Her mother Della was a nurse and her father was a doctor who was married.
The Springs Valley Herald (May 16, 1940) reported "Miss Marie McCarty, 24, of Dustin, Ill. succumbed at the Daviess County Hospital in Washington Tuesday from injuries received in an automobile wreck. Miss McCarty, who is employed as a nurse in Dustin was enroute to French Lick for a visit with her grandmother, Mrs. Alta McCarty, and other relatives Wednesday of last week when the accident occurred. It is reported that she failed to make a curve in the road near Washington and her car turned over in a ditch, striking a concrete culvert. She suffered internal injuries, fracture of the jaw and cuts about the face. Funeral services were held this morning with burial in the Ames Chapel cemetery."
The Springs Valley Herald (May 30, 1940) reported "Miss Marie McCarty was born December 3, 1915. At the death of her mother, the infant Marie found a welcome home with her grandmother, Mrs. Thomas McCarty, who lovingly and tenderly cared for her during her childhood. Marie graduated from French Lick High School in the year 1934 with a very high scholarship rating. The same fall following graduation, she went to Decatur where she entered the school of nursing. She graduated from the school of nursing in May 1937. Not content with these accomplishments, but eager to climb the ladder of success, she took a year's college work at Millken College in Decatur. Since then, she has been employed in the Decatur Hospital, but this fall she planned to again resume her studies at the University of Pittsburgh to work for an A. B. degree in nursing. At this point - this peak in life, she was suddenly claimed by death. On her way to spend Mother's Day with relatives she met with an accident 1 mile west of Washington, where she was seriously injured May 10 and on May 14, 1940 departed this life. A beautiful life, a sweet character, quiet and unassuming, she will be remembered as one who was good lovable girl, both capable and responsible. A soul has passed on to meet God, but early in life in the Moores Ridge Church Marie prepared for this meeting by giving her heart to God. That she achieved, that she did good is comfort to the sorrowful and inspiration to the many friends she leaves behind. Besides the grandmother, three uncles and two aunts and a host of friends are left to mourn her death."
Della Ann McCarty (1890 - 1919)
Ames Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Robert Lane
Record added: Sep 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41477768