Lowell Thomas Musgrave


Lowell Thomas Musgrave

Williamstown, Hancock County, Ohio, USA
Death 31 Oct 1949 (aged 11)
Hancock County, Ohio, USA
Burial Forest, Hardin County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 138864227 View Source
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Driver Held in Death Of Hancock-co Youth

FINDLAY, Nov. 1 - Authorities here considered filing charges against a Fargo, N.D., man Tuesday after his automobile caused the fifth violent death in a southern Hancock-co family Monday afternoon.

John D. Wooledge, 68, retired Fargo businessman, is being held by the state highway patrol in connection with the death of Lowell Musgrave, 11. The child was killed instantly Monday afternoon when Wooledge's car hit him as he was walking from the Mt. Blanchard bus across Route 30-N to his home four miles east of Williamstown.

His father, Harvey Musgrave, and two sisters, Madeline Murial, 16, and Marjie Ellen, 13, were killed June 24, 1948, when a train hit their car in Forest. Lowell and his mother, Florence, escaped injury in the same accident. Another Musgrave boy, LeRoy, was killed in a 1931 kerosene explosion.

Dr. Byron F. Voorhees, Hancock-co coroner, said Wooledge was driving east on Route 30-N. The driver told the coroner he was behind a truck and did not see the school bus until he was partially past the truck. Witnesses told the coroner the Wooledge car was skidding when it hit the boy.

The car came to a halt in a ditch on the north side of the highway about 25 feet ahead of the school bus. The truck, operated by Carl Ernst, 26, Delphos, was stopped behind the bus when the accident occurred, the coroner stated.

The boy was born Feb. 27, 1938, at Williamstown. He was a seventh grade pupil at Mt. Blanchard. He was a member of the Union Chapel church.

Surviving besides the mother are three brothers, Lawrence E. Musgrave, Petersburg, Mich., L. D., Arlington, and Lloyd G., at home; and four sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Getz, Dunkirk, Mrs. Marciele Johnson, Waynesfield, Mrs. Mary Lease, Forest, and Mrs. Maxine Price, Toledo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Union Chapel church with the Rev. J. J. Anglmyer officiating. Burial will be made in the Hueston cemetery. The body will remain at the Shields funeral home in Forest until time for services.

(published in The Lima News, Tuesday, November 1, 1949, page 1)


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