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TWO KILLED WHEN PENNSY TRAIN HIT AUTOMOBILE AT CROSSING IN FRAZEYBURG

     Gale LOCKE, aged 25, of Marietta, was instantly killed;  Roy BARNHOUSE, aged 21, of Marietta, died at the Bethesda hospital;  Clayton WILLIAMSON, aged 29 of Frazeysburg, and Charles McFARLAND, aged 28, of Perryton, were badly injured at 6:30 o’clock Friday evening when the automobile in which they were riding was truck by a fast Pennsylvania lines freight train at a railroad crossing between First and Second street in Frazeyburg.

     LOCKE suffered a broken neck and shoulder;  BARNHOUSE was crushed about the chest and pelvis, left leg broken and other injuries;  WILLIAMSON was badly cut about the hands and head, badly bruised about the body, and is suffering from the shock, while McFARLAND was bruised about the body and badly shocked.

     The four young men were employed by the Buckeye Pipe Line Co., and had just left their homes in Frazeysburg to go to a baseball ???  a short distance across the tracks.  They were riding in a Ford machine and the accident occurred a few minutes after the departure of the crossing watchman from duty.

     McFARLAND was driving the machine and failed to notice the approach of the fast moving freight train.  The front wheels of the machine were on the tracks and on  seeing the train driver attempted to shoot across the tracks when the train crashed into them, hurling the automobile into a ditch.

     McFARLAND and WILLIAMSON, who are brothers-in-law, were occupying the front seat, and LOCKE and BARNHOUSE the rear seat.  LOCKE was on the side nearest the train and received the full force of the shock and was instantly killed.  BARNHOUSE, who was beside him, was fatally injured.

     LOCKE was removed from the wreckage and was dead.  BARNHOUSE was rushed to this city and taken to the Bethesda hospital and died at 9:40 o’clock Friday night.  WILLIAMSON and McFARLAND were taken to their homes in Frazeysburg and it is said they will recover.

     The crossing is the same one where four men from Columbus were killed last fall while on a hunting trip when their automobile was struck by a fast passenger train.  this accident happened early in the morning before the crossing watchman went on duty and the one last night occurred after he had gone off duty.  It is said to be one of the most dangerous crossings in Muskingum county.

Zanesville Signal, The (Zanesville, Ohio)  May 10, 1924  pg. 1 col’s. 1 & 2

Patty Augusta Schultheis Lauer

August 2, 2011

The Marietta Times

As Sunday morning church bells rang, Patty Augusta Schultheis Lauer departed this world at the age of 93 years, 4 months. She had resided on the family homestead for 91 years prior to medical problems that caused her to reside at Harmar Place. She was born March 14, 1918, at Gracie, Newport Township, the daughter of Edwin and Augusta Noland Schultheis, and was carried on a pillow at three days of age to her Grandmother Nancy Noland' house, who raised her after her mother's death during childbirth.

In grade eight, she was given her first journal and had kept newspaper article scrapbooks from that time on, settling many arguments for family and friends. She graduated from Newport High School in 1935. She attended Beech Grove United Methodist Church serving as pianist, historian, Youth Sunday School teacher and director of many programs.

Patty was married to Homer E. Lauer for 55 years, who with a twinkle in his eye, told his kids "he had to buy the family farm or there would be no living with your mother."

She is survived by sons, Ronald G. Schultheis (Janice) of Reno, Ted Lauer (Jackie) of Whipple, and daughters Judy Baker (Berl) and Garland Valentine (Paul) of Newport and son-in-law Gary Sinclair (Opal).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer, on Oct. 1, 2002; son, David Schultheis; and daughter, Nancy Sinclair.

She is survived by grandchildren, Cindy (Sonny) Hearn, Tina Shrader (Ronnie), Rhonda (Bill) Smithberger, John (Kristin) Parson, Savannah (Doug) Newlon, Justin Sinclair, Kristi (Glenn) Potts, Scott (Angie) Baker, Deana (Darrin) Kelley, Ashley Hendershot (Jesse), Travis Smitley, Kaylee Valentine, Laura, Lynnette, and David Lauer. She is survived by great-grandchildren, Maggie, Danielle, Rebecka, and Tyler Hearn, Denise and Logan Schrader, Derek (Susan) and Deidra Smithberger, Katelyn and Rachel Parsons, Damon and Brennah Newlon, Karsten and Garrisen Potts, Alyssa and Colton Baker, Trentyn Kelley, Calvin Valentine, Walker Hendershot, Julianna Davis, Aliesha Murphy, Adah and Trevor Smitley, and Kamryn Boley. There are two great-great-grandchildren, Tevin and Savanna Busch.

She is survived by three sisters, Madelyn Muntz, Rita Beebe and Ramona Hawk.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepmother, Georgia; and sisters, Garland Schultheis, Betsy Blackledge; and brother, John Schultheis.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 2, 2011) at the Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 3, 2011) with the Rev. Kurt Landerholm and Rev. Byron Bufkin. Burial will follow in Newport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beech Grove United Methodist Church, in care of 1465 Newells Run Rd, Newport, Ohio 45768.

Online condolences may be made to hadleyfh.com

William Lee 75, life long resident of eastern Washington county, died at his home at Wade on Monday at 4:10 p.m., following a stroke that he suffered last Wednesday and from which he never rallied.

Funeral services will be held at the Center Valley Baptist Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in Center Valley cemetery. The body will remain at Doudna and McClure’s until Wednesday morning when it will be taken to the family home. 

Mr. Lee was born at Wade on December 10, 1865, and was the son of the late William and Margaret Widger Lee. He was twice married. His first wife, Mrs. Maggie Spears Lee, died December 24, 1929. He later married Mrs. Martha Ward. She survives with eight step-children. They are Gale Ward, and Mrs. Dorothy Joy of Wade, Mrs. Hilda Thomas, Mrs. Thelma Ferguson, Ralph Ward and Victor Ward of Empire, Mrs. Glenda Daugherty of Marietta and Delbert Ward of Bell’s Ridge. On brother, Frank Lee, lives at Leith Run.