TWO KILLED WHEN PENNSY TRAIN HIT AUTOMOBILE AT CROSSING IN
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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).
was preceded in death by her husband, Homer, on Oct. 1, 2002; son, David
Schultheis; and daughter, Nancy Sinclair.
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.
survived by three sisters, Madelyn Muntz, Rita Beebe and Ramona Hawk.
was preceded in death by her parents and her stepmother, Georgia; and sisters,
Garland Schultheis, Betsy Blackledge; and brother, John Schultheis.
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.
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
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