|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1872|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 1938|
son of Samuel C. Cassell & Lucy Mary Akers
Mon., 19 Sep 1938, pg. 1, col. 7
Trapped By Cars, James Cassel Dies
Remington Man Crushed To Death As He Pushes Stalled Car Along Highway.
James Cassel, 66-year-old Remington WPA worker, was killed and two others were injured, one seriously, at 5:45 o'clock this Monday morning when they were sturck by a car driven by Ab Dickinson, well known Remington resident, as they were pushing a stalled car on highway 24 at a point near the Shell filling station which is located a few feet east of the intersection of Highways 152 and 24.
Mr. Cassel died within a few seconds after he was carried into his home a few feet distant.
Crushed to Death
Mr. Cassel was crushed to death between the car driven by Mr. Dickinson and the one he and companions were pushing in an effort to start it.
Frank Turner and George Harris, both of Remington were injured. Mr. Turner was brought to the hospital here where it was learned that one of his legs was broken. He also suffered cuts and bruises.
Mr. Harris' back was injured and he was bruised and cut.
The victim and the two injured men, together with Eugene Clowry, owner of the stalled car, Victor Sigo, also a WPA worker, and Jesse Hardebeck, nearby filling station operator, were pushing the car east in an effort to start it as Mr. Dickinson approached from the west. Mr. Dickinson told authorities that he was blinded by the sun and did not see the car or men. His car struck the car of Mr. Clowery directly in the rear. Mr. Cassel was standing near the center of the car and was flanked by Mr. Turner and Mr. Harris. The impact crushed Mr. Cassel between the cars. Mr. Turner and Mr. Harris were struck glancing blows. Mr. Cassel was carried into his home and died as a physician was being summond. The others escaped injury.
Coroner Wright was called to investigate.
Mr. Clowery had driven to the station to await the arrival of the WPA workers who were to make the trip to their work in his car. Following their arrival it was found his car would not start.
Mr. Cassel was a son of Samuel and Lucy Cassel. He was born in Virginia January 1, 1872. Remington had been his home for many years. On November 17, 1897, he married Florence Deamer of Mountain Plains, Virginia.
Surviving besides the widow are the following children: Beulah Thurston of Gary, who is in California at present; Marie Rose, Sadie Elliott and George Cassel of South Bend, and Mrs. Jeanette Hardebeck of Remington, and two brothers, Burton and Kemper of Virginia.
Mr. Cassel was a member of the Methodist church.
The deepest sympathy of Remington people is extneded the members of the Cassel family as well as Mr. Dickinson.
Samuel C. Cassell (1845 - 1887)
Lucy M. Akers Cassell (1846 - 1925)
Florence Victoria Beamer Cassell (1875 - 1969)*
Edna Beulah Cassell Thurston (1900 - 1982)*
Jeanette E. Cassell Hardebeck (1913 - 1992)*
Charles F L Cassell (1868 - 1882)*
Martha Ella Cassell Iroler (1870 - 1930)*
James Edward Cassell (1872 - 1938)
John Kemper Cassell (1874 - 1942)*
William Walter Cassell (1878 - 1936)*
Pearl Mae Cassell Snead (1882 - 1932)*
Burton Luther Cassell (1884 - 1970)*
Created by: Alana Knochel Bauman
Record added: Aug 18, 2010
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