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 William Cannegieter

William Cannegieter

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 5 Jan 1949 (aged 71)
Union, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 125930 · View Source
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Skid Smashup
Causes First
'49 Car Death

UNION, Jan. 5 — A skidding, automobile-truck collision at 7220 South and 10th East Wednesday at 10:05 a.m. resulted in Utah's first traffic fatality of 1949.

Killed was William Cannegieter, 72, 398 Vine St., retired railroad worker. He was thrown from his car and believed killed almost instantly.

Investigating officer Max Whitehead, Salt Lake county deputy sheriff, blamed icy streets for the mishap.

Officer Whitehead said Mr. Cannegieter was driving south on 10th East before colliding with the westbound truck, driven by Gene Templeman, 7800-3600 East, Butlerville. Both vehicles apparently attempted to stop for the intersection and skidded on the roads, he said. Driver of the truck was not injured.

The deputy measured "at least" 15 ft. of skid marks to the point of impact.

The 1/2-ton truck was struck on the right front wheel while traveling approximately 20 miles an hour, the deputy reported.

After the collision, it spun around once and stopped 37 ft. south of the intersection. The sedan continued for about 80 ft. after the collision. Mr. Cannegieter was thrown out.

Mr. Cannegieter was born March 28, 1876, in Salt Lake City, a son of Jacobus C. and Susan Heysteck Cannegieter and resided most of his life in Murray.

He was Murray's first auditor in 1903, and served two terms. He operated the National Bakery until it was destroyed by fire in 1907.

Mr. Cannegieter was a charter member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, aerie 1760, and at the time of his death was secretary of camp 358, Woodmen of the World, Murray.

For 41 years he was a freight inspector for Union Pacific Railroad Co., retiring in 1947.

He married Florence Morris Sept. 18, 1901, in Murray. The couple had resided in Murray 52 years.

Mr. Cannegieter was known widely throughout Salt Lake county for his dramatic readings given at most wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors, in addition to his widow, include six daughters: Mrs. Erma Beckstead, South Jordan; Mrs. Florence Olson, Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Stella Johnson, Mrs. Margaret Brissell, Mrs. Virginia Madsen and Mrs. Helen Young Murray; a son, Morris W. Cannegieter, Murray; a sister, Mrs. Kate Dahlberg, San Diego, Cal.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, Thursday, January 6, 1949




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