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 Jimmie Gothard

Jimmie Gothard

Birth
USA
Death 28 Jul 1934 (aged 25)
Fair Play, Polk County, Missouri, USA
Burial Bearcreek, Cedar County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 100020971 · View Source
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JIMMIE GOTHARD, of Norwood, was instantly killed a few minutes after 12:00 o'clock last Saturday night just 1/4 mile from the home of his parents who live 2 1/2 miles from Fair Play. The family had been to Fair Play that night to attend a band concert. The father and mother and other members of the family had returned home, and Jimmie and his brother, Winburn, were following in the latter's car. Jimmie was driving and as he came to a curve lost control of the car which ran into an embankment. Winburn was asleep and was awakened as the car left the road. He was not injured. Jimmie's neck was broken, apparently by the jar as there were no bruises or cuts on him. It was the opinion of those who examined the car after the accident that the steering wheel had become locked, preventing the driver from holding the car in the road as he rounded the curve. The family had been at home about 30 minutes when news of the accident reached them. Mr. Gothard came to Norwood during the building of the farm to market road north of town, being employed by the contractor.

He was united in marriage August 14, 1933 to Mrs. Mamie Connolly of this place and for the past few months they have been engaged in the restaurant business here. He had been helping with the threshing at the home of his parents but had finished that job and expected to return to Norwood Monday.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at Lindley Prairie cemetery by the Rev Denton of Springfield and interment was at that place.

Mr. Gothard was 26 years old on July 23rd.

He is survived by his father and mother, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and his heart-broken wife.

EXCERPTED FROM "THE NORWOOD INDEX' BY PHYLLIS RIPPEE, NOVEMBER 28, 2009


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  • Created by: pat faulkner
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100020971
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jimmie Gothard (23 Jul 1909–28 Jul 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100020971, citing Lindley Prairie Cemetery, Bearcreek, Cedar County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by pat faulkner (contributor 47079394) .