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Thomas E. Kohr, Jr
Birth: Nov. 23, 1906
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1922
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

He was the 6th child of Thomas and Amanda Kohr.
Thomas Kohr, of Middletown, Hit by Machine as He Stopped to Fix Light Succumbs - Driver Held

Thomas Kohr of Middletown, injured by an auto Tuesday night at Cameron and Allison Streets, died at the Harrisburg Hospital late last night from his injuries.

Charles Heller, Steelton fruit merchant, driver of the auto, was placed under $500 bail before Mayor Hoverter yesterday morning as a guarantee that he will appear when wanted by the advice of District Attorney Philip S. Moyer, who is conducting an investigation. City Detective Speese lodged the charge of "aggravated assault and battery" yesterday afternoon.

Kohr was only 16 years old and had been returning to Middletown on the truck with his brother Roy, Charles Boughter, and the driver, Jerry Baily from this city after having returned the caisson to the State Arsenal that had been used in the funeral of Priv. Martin L. Houser, who was killed overseas.

As the regular light had been broken by the caisson a lantern was taking its place and as they approached Allison Street a motorist called their attention to the fact that the tail light was out. Kohr sprang to the ground to light the lantern and as he was doing so the truck driven by Heller was seen and Roy Kohr, his brother, called to him to hurry up. The younger brother said "all right." An instant later there was a crash and the Baily machine was pushed forward eight feet, apparently, as Kohr was picked up that distance away.

District Attorney Moyer in his investigations is trying to determine if Heller had been driving his machine at an excessive rate of speed, but has been unable to come to any decision. Heller maintains that he was driving at a moderate rate of speed owing to the fact that all the street lights were out. It was due to this fact also, he claims, that he could not see the other truck until it was too late.

Heller had three of his daughters with him at the time of the accident and one of them was hurled from her seat and sustained a slight laceration of the hand.

[Patriot News - February 2, 1922]

Funeral services for Thomas Kohr who was fatally injured by an automobile truck, were held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Geyer's Church. The Rev. Charles E. Beitel, pastor of the First United Brethren Church of Royalton, had charge of the service. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

[Patriot News - February 6, 1922]

Family links: 
  Thomas E. Kohr (1874 - 1948)
  Amanda Keller Kohr (1875 - 1912)
  Leroy Dalton Kohr (1894 - 1964)*
  David Alexander Kohr (1897 - 1941)*
  Raymond K. Kohr (1899 - 1974)*
  Elizabeth Kohr Jones (1902 - 1960)*
  James William Kohr (1904 - 1944)*
  Thomas E. Kohr (1906 - 1922)
  Naomi Pearl Kohr Rodkey (1907 - 1994)*
  John H. Kohr (1909 - 1986)*
  Daniel H Kohr (1914 - 1984)**
  Andrew Alvin Kohr (1914 - 1971)**
  Joseph Sherman Kohr (1916 - 1992)**
  Samuel Hassler Kohr (1918 - 1985)**
  Lillian Reba Kohr Miller (1920 - 2007)**
  Mary Ellen Kohr Dane (1923 - 2005)**
  Jay Wesley Kohr (1926 - 2002)**
  Katherine Bertha Kohr Miller (1927 - 1998)**
  Edward Richard Kohr (1930 - 2000)**
*Calculated relationship
Hillsdale Cemetery
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
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