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Marion DeReus

  • Birth 9 Aug 1920 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Death 21 Oct 1923 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Plot R_18_16_4E
  • Memorial ID 125697638

Three Killed When
Electic Car Hits Auto

George De Reus, 30, and his daughter, Marion De Reus, 3, were killed instantly, and Mrs. Cora De Reus, 26, the man's wife, died in less than an hour at the county hospital as the result of injuries inflicted when the automobile the family were riding in was struck by an Orem electic train at Eighth West near Twenty-first South streets at 7:35 o'clock Sunday night. Mary De Reus, 16-month-old baby, is the only surviving member of the little family. She lies at the county hospital suffering from a fractured leg, with only a slight chance for recovery.

The De Reus family lived at 1238 South Second West street and it is thought the members were returning from church services when the accident happened, although relatives were unable to say where they had been or where they were going when they were killed.

De Reus was associated with relatives in operating the Standard dairy.

According to members of the train crew, the automobile must have been traveling north along Eighth West without lights. Near Twenty-first South the road crosses the inter-urban tracks. De Reus must have been unaware of the train's approach and members of the crew declared they did not see the auto until the crash was heard.

De Reus, his wife, and daughter were knocked several yards in a marsh. Mrs. De Reus was alive when she was picked up and lived until she reached the county hospital. De Reus and Marian were killed instantly.

Officials of the Salt Lake & Utah County railroad (Orem line) said they intended that a thorough investigation of the accident should be made

(Salt Lake Telegram - October 22, 1923)

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  • Created by: Chantel
  • Added: 27 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125697638
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marion DeReus (9 Aug 1920–21 Oct 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125697638, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Chantel (contributor 47171177) .