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3. Cars were tricky back then
A Virtual Cemetery created by: alliswell
Description: Salem, OR car crashes into store, Mar 1911Submitted by Tim Taugher on 4 December 2008 - 9:20pm Oregon Auto Accidents 1911 AUTO BUCKS INTO STORESalem Councilman's Car Darts Back Through Window - Damage Heavy.SALEM, Or., March 9. - (Special.) - Councilman W. H. Eldridge in attempting to crank a recently purchased automobile, which was standing in front of C. M. Eppley's store on East State street, was surprised when the machine darted backwards and crashed through the window of the store and damaged much of the stock before the machine stopped.When Eldridge cranked the machine the gears were meshed and the reverse lever thrown back. Mrs. Eldridge was in the car at the time and when the machine suddenly darted backwards she was thrown onto the muddy pavement, but was uninjured.The Oregonian, Portland, OR 10 Mar 1911
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Eldridge, Ada Breyman 24383179
b. Dec. 20, 1857 d. Oct. 16, 1934
Salem Pioneer Cemetery
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA
Eldridge, William H 24383180
b. 1857 d. Dec., 1940
Salem Pioneer Cemetery
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA
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