James Taggart

James Taggart

Richville, Morgan County, Utah, USA
Death 27 Nov 1962 (aged 91)
Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 29804675 · View Source
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Lewiston Woman Fatally Hurt As Husband's Car Skids Into Another North of Logan

Tribune Intermountain Service
LOGAN -- A Lesiston woman was fatally injured and her husband and another man were hospitalized Thursday, the result of an accident involving a skidding automobile on the snowcovered highway three miles north of Logan.

Mrs. Valeria Laird Taggart, 64, died in a Logan hospital at 12:45 p.m., about three hours after the automobile driven by her husband had skidded into the path of a northbound vehicle.

James Taggart, 67, of Lewiston, husband of the dead woman was at Budge Memorial Hospital for observation and treatment. He was knocked unconscious and suffered severe bruises.

Con Thueson, 64, of Brigham City, driver of the northbound automobile, also was in Budge Memorial hospital with a fractured rib, fractured knee cap, cuts and bruises.

Mrs. Taggart suffered a skull fracture, concussion of the brain, broken right hip, fractured left arm, badly injured back and a fractured nose.

Mr. and Mrs. Taggart were on their way to Logan LDS Temple, driving south, when their car suddenly skidded directly into the path of the Thueson car, Sheriff Stowell said.

Mrs. Taggart was born at Mountain Dell in Salt Lake County on May 31, 1874, a daughter of Edward and Valeria Ann Flint Laird. She came to Cache County with her husband in 1900, settling in Lewiston. At the time of her death she was active in LDS Church work.

Surviving are her husband and three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Harris Pond, Blanche and Glen L. Taggart of Lewiston; Mrs. William Hatch of Logan and Spencer Taggart, LDS Institute teacher, Thatcher, Arizona.

-Salt Lake Tribune, Dec. 2, 1938, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

James Taggart, 91, Lewiston, was the son of George Washington Taggart.

He married Valeria Ann Laird November 6, 1896 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

To this union were born: Warren James Taggart, Glen Laird Taggart, Velma Taggart, Beulah Taggart and Clarissa Taggart.

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