|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1933|
The Girl in Blue
For sixty years, the young lady who had been hit by a train near a boarding house in Willoughby was simply known as "The Girl in Blue." No one knew who she was, where she was going or who to contact about her death on Christmas Eve 1933. She carried no identification, only 90 cents and a ticket to Corry, Pennsylvania. She wore a blue dress and blue shoes.
McMahon Funeral Home adopted this young lady's funeral arrangements. Local donations paid for a headstone and flowers. More than 3,000 local residents went to McMahon Funeral Home to bid farewell to a girl they never knew.
Her identity remained a mystery of national interest until a local newspaper story commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of her death sparked a reader to contact a title agency that researched records from the sale of properties in Warren County, Pennsylvania. State authorities determined that Josephine Klimczak was The Girl in Blue. Lake County records, however, have not changed the death certificate; she is still listed as The Girl in Blue
Jacob P. Klimczak (1870 - 1935)
Kathryn Wojtaszek Klimczak (1876 - 1935)
Willoughby Village Cemetery
Created by: rlkscrap
Record added: Apr 10, 2010
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