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John Richard Lemon

Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 Jul 1934 (aged 31–32)
Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, USA
Burial Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 13965737 · View Source
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LOCAL MEN KILLED IN CRASH - PAIR KILLED AS AUTO HITS STREET CAR - Richard Lemon, Chester Grabill Meet Instant Death In Mansfield Crash Headon Crushed In Wreckage of Automobile; Motorman Sustains Injury: Crashing into a street car on Park Avenue West, Mansfield, at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, two Ashland men, Chester M. Grabill, 31, of 924 Chestnut street, father of two small children, and John Richard Lemon, 31, of 318 West Washington street met almost instant death as Lemon's car, in which there were riding, was demolished. The two young men, who are second cousins, left Ashland, shortly after Lemon had brought his mother, Mrs. Harry Lemon, to her home from a visit with friends. According to Mansfield witnesses to the accident, the street car, occupied only by the motorman, Otto Wise, was moving eastward up a grade when the auto, going west, downgrade, crashed into the street car. It is believed the driver was attempting to pass another car when the accident occurred, according to reports from Mansfield this morning. It was not determined which of the two men were driving the car. The street car was pushed from the track to the sidewalk and the auto bounded 100 feet, crushing the two men in the wreckage. Wise, car motorman, sustained bruises and cuts as the sudden impact hurled him backwards. TAKEN TO HOSPITAL - A crowd immediately gathered and the two men were extricated from the wreckage and rushed to Mansfield General Hospital. They were pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. The car was a complete wreck. A man who assisted in extricating the two, recognized them and made the identifications. James K. Biddle, Richland county coroner, rendered a verdict if accidental death upon making the identifications. Grabill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Grabill of Sandusky street, was born near Adario. He married Miss Myrtle Smith of this city in 1927. They have two children, Nancy, aged two and Sammy, aged ten months. In addition to his widow, his children and his parents, Grabill is also survived by one sister, Mrs. [Dorthea?] of Cleveland avenue. For the past four years, Grabill served as a retail milk dealer for the Ashland Sanitary Dairy. He was a member of the Masonic order. The funeral is to be held Friday, with a short service at the home at 1:15 p.m. for friends, after which the body will lie in state at the Methodist church until 2:30 p.m. when the regular services will be conducted by Rev. H.S. Powell. Burial is to be made in the Ashland cemetery. Masonic Lodge members will conduct the Masonic burial service at the grave. Lemon, native and life-long resident of Ashland, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lemon of West Washington street, attended Ashland schools and was graduated from Ashland High School. He served several years as a clerk with the Ashland Hardware Company. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran church. The parents are the only survivors.

Ashland Times-Gazette, Thursday Evening, July 14, 1934

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