|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1934|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1952|
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Train Kills 3 Boys Trying Out Gift Car
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Three teen-age boys--two brothers and a friend--were killed instantly yesterday when a freight train hit their auto in Tinley Park only a couple of hours after the brothers had gotten the car as a gift from their father. The dead were Charles Anderson, 16, and his brother, James, 15, of 182d st. and Sayre av., Tinley Park, and Robert Stifter. 16, a chum at 180th and Sayre av.
Wait for One Train
Their car was struck by a train from the opposite direction after they had waited for one train to pass on the Rock Island railroad grade crossing at 66th ct. near Oak Forest av. in the suburb.
Police Chief Norman Robinson of Tinley Park quoted witnesses as saying that the flasher lights were still operating as the Anderson car was driven in front of the oncoming train just as the caboose of the first train had passed. The older Anderson boy was believed to have been at the wheel.
The impact threw the bodies of the three out of the car, which was dragged 90 feet along the railroad right of way.
Gift from Father
Chief Robinson said the Anderson boys' father, Robert, earlier in the day had purchased the car, a 1941 Ford sedan, as a gift for them. It was the first outing for the brothers in their new car.
James Anderson had been graduated Friday from Tinley Park elementary school. His brother, Charles, and Stifter were finishing their freshman year at Thornton Township High school, Harvey.
Copyright 1952, Chicago Tribune.
Record Number: 19520608fp005 Record Number: 19520608fp005
Robert E. Anderson (1909 - 1974)
Pearl E. Coke Anderson (1911 - 1996)
Charles Edward Anderson (1934 - 1952)
James L. Anderson (1937 - 1952)*
Carl R. Anderson (1948 - 1948)*
Tinley Park Memorial Cemetery
Maintained by: Penny
Originally Created by: GeneaProtector
Record added: Nov 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31625137