|Death: ||Dec., 1941|
CAVE, MAUDE OFFENBACKER age 65.0.13 died Wednesday of last week from injuries received after being struck by a car near Knight's store in Marksville District on Friday night before Christmas. The accident happened when Mrs. Cave passing along the public road near her home is said to have been struck by the handle of a car door, the machine at the time being operated by William Jenkins, s/o Ernest Jenkins who resides in the neighborhood, of Kiblinger's Store in the same section of the county.
One report is that Mrs. Cave was struck by the door of the Jenkins automobile, the statement being made that the door was open while the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. Riding the car with Jenkins was Carl Buracker, s/o Emmett Buracker, of the Ida Valley Homestead. Another statement is that of George Buracker, a brother of Carl, was also in the machine when the accident occurred. The driver of the car (Jenkins) says that his machine was only moving at a moderate rate of speed when he saw a dog crossing the road and while trying to avert striking her swerved his car shortly when Mrs. Cave received the blow to her head, declaring that he did not see the woman until the accident had been inflicted. Mrs. Cave was brought to the Luray Hospital immediately after the accident.
From the beginning she failed to respond to treatment.
w/o George Cave. Child, Mrs. Marvin Cave. Before marriage she was a Miss Offenbacker, her parents residing near the top of the Blue Ridge in the neighborhood of the Red Gate along the Skyline Drive. Funeral held at Bethlehem Christian Church.
(Page News & Courier-issue 30 Dec 1941)
George Washington Cave (1874 - 1969)
Evidell Arbutis Offenbacker Cave (1901 - 1992)*
Age 65 years-w/o George.
Kite Hollow Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 20, 2010
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