|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1915|
|Death: ||Jul. 19, 1931|
From the Odd Fellows Cemetery Records' file:
Day, Charlotte age 16 of Grants Pass (IOOF) was almost instantly killed near Canyonville Sunday July 19, 1931 when the auto in which she was riding with her parents skidded from the highway and turned over. She was with parents Mr. & Mrs. John Elmer Day 206 E "D" St to Portland. Parents only slightly injured. Freshman at GP HS member of Baptist church choir. Survived by parents & bro Hubbard Day cashier at Western Union at Denver & sister Mrs. Edith Paddock Portland. Harry Sterns Douglas Co coroner brought family to GP in ambulance Charlotte born Jan 17, 1915 in GP" (above hand written)
"Funeral services for Charlotte Day, 16, who was killed Sunday when the car in which she was riding with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Day of Grants Pass, turned over on the Pacific highway about 45 miles north of this city, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 in the Baptist church parlors. Interment will be held in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Day and daughter were on their way to Portland when the accident occurred. According to reports, Mr. Day was going down hill and was using the brakes, when they suddenly locked, causing the car to turn across the highway and tip over. Charlotte, who was in the front seat with her father, was almost instantly killed. Mr. Day was slightly injured and Mrs. Day was hurt to some extent but suffered mostly from shock.
...Charlotte Day, 16 of Grants Pass, was almost instantly killed near Canyonville Sunday when the auto in which she was riding with her parents skidded from the highway and turned over.
The Girl was accompanying her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Elmer Day, 206 East D street, to Portland for a short vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Day were only slightly injured and were returned to their home in Grants Pass a few hours after the accident which occurred about 9 o'clock.
The auto which was an old model is reported to have left the highway when the brakes were applied on a down grade. As it turned over it is reported to have crushed Miss Day.
The dead girl was a freshman in the Grants Pass high school and an active church worker. She was affiliated with the Baptist church in Sunday school and league work. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.
Mr. Day, wife and daughter had left Grants Pass early Sunday morning. He was driving at the rate of about 25 miles an hour and was 45 miles north of this city when the accident occurred. He was using the brakes going down the hill when they suddenly locked, causing the car to turn across the highway and it rolled over. No other car was involved in the accident. Charlotte, who was in the front seat, suffered a fractured skull and died almost instantly. Mrs. Day was injured to some extent, but it is thought she was not hurt internally and she is being cared for in her home. Mr. Day received only minor injuries.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Charlotte had been a member of the Baptist church choir for the past year and had always been active in the Baptist young people's association work.
She is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Day, a brother, Hubbard Day, who is cashier at the Western Union in Denver and a sister, Mrs. Edith Day Paddock, 1510 Alberta street, Portland. Harry Starns, Douglas county coroner, brought the family to Grants Pass in an ambulance."
Obituary found in the Odd Fellows Cemetery Records for "Charlotte Elizabeth Day"
Charlotte Elizabeth Day was born in Grants Pass, January 17, 1915, and died July 19, 1931, at the age of 16 years, six months and two days. She became a member of the Baptist church when a small child, and lived a consistent Christian life. She was active in young people's work, and a faithful member of the church choir. Unselfishness and generosity were characteristic of her every-day life. She leaves to mourn her passing, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Day, and an aunt, Mrs. Mary E. Robbins, of Grants Pass, a sister, Mrs. Albert W. Paddock of Portland, and a brother, Hubbard Day of Denver, Colorado, her grandmother, Mrs. Mary H. Tanner of Florence, Colorado, five aunts, six uncles, many other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. J. Dodson at the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery."
"Card of Thanks"
"We thank all who have so kindly assisted us in this time of great sorrow and bereavement, for the words of comfort, Brother Dobson, and those who sang, for the beautiful flowers, use of cars, and especially the careful nursing and helpfulness in the home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Day
Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Paddock
Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard Day
Mrs. Mary E. Robbins
and all members of the family."
(Thanks to Ann Bowler for these obituaries)
John Elmer Day (1867 - 1944)
Mary Estella Tanner Day (1873 - 1942)
Created by: Burt
Record added: Dec 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32106685
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