|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1917|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1934|
Vernon Orville Honaker, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Honaker, New Jasper, was injured fatally, when an auto in which he was riding crashed into the side of a moving Baltimore and Ohio freight train at the New Jasper Pike crossing, two miles southeast of Xenia, early Sunday night.
Carl Lynch, 20, residing on the Addie Smith farm, near New Jasper, driver of the car, was reported to have been thrown out of his machine and under the train but he rolled out again and escaped with no more than a slight cut on the chin.
The accident occurred during a blinding snow storm which Lynch said obscured his vision and prevented him from seeing the freight train passing over the crossing.
Lynch removed his seriously injured companion from the wreckage of the touring car and carried him to a hearby farm house. Honaker was removed to McClellan Hospital at 7:20 o'clock, but sucumbed to his injuries at 8:04 p.m. Hospital attaches said he suffered a fracture at the base of the skull and multiple cuts and bruises about the head.
The youths were headed toward New Jasper at the time.
Honaker's death was Greene County' s first auto fatality in 1934.
Honaker was born in Xenia and his family resided here until two years ago, moving then to New Jasper.
Surviving besides his parents are the following sisters: Blanche, at home; Mrs. Frank Graham, New Burlington; Mrs Howard Haines, Caledonia, O.; Mrs. Annabelle Fair, New Jasper; and Mrs. James Comfort, Xenia.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Nazarene Church, Bellbrook Ave. and Orange St., this city, with interment in Woodland Cemetery. The body was removed to the Neeld Funeral Home, where friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Source: Xenia Daily Gazette 1-29-1934.
George Honaker (1876 - 1945)
Elizabeth Freelan Honaker (1881 - 1960)
Leona Honaker Graham-Baldwin (1901 - 1977)*
Annabelle Honaker McMillan (1903 - 1944)*
Minnie Ethel Honaker Haines (1908 - 1973)*
Nellie F Honaker Comford (1911 - 1985)*
Blanche May Honaker Lynch (1913 - 1949)*
Vernon Orville Honaker (1917 - 1934)
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