Floyd Starr

Stark County News, Nov. 30, 1938
Submitted by Janine Crandell 


Floyd Starr, 31, Dies; Truck Hit by Train

     Funeral Services for Floyd Starr, 31, of Wyoming, who was fatally injured when the truck which he was operating was struck by a train near Morrison, were conducted Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from Johnson's chapel in Galva. Rev. Harold Wood, pastor of Galva Foursquare Gospel church, was in charge of the service.
     Song selections consisted of "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and "He Keeps Me Singing" by Rev. and Mrs. Wood, with Mrs. Wood playing the accompaniment. Body bearers were Clyde Lind of Galva; Joe Quinn of Morrison; Rex Stutler of Dixon; Eddie LaCroix, Benny Roguso and Orville Holt, of Chicago. Interment was in Galva cemetery.
     Mr. Starr passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 23, in Morrison, as a result of injuries sustained when the gravel truck which he was driving was struck by the Union Pacific streamliner, City of Los Angeles. Starr suffered a fractured skull, broken jaw and nose and a fracture of his right leg, in addition to other injuries.

Morrison Man Also Dies.

Accompanying Starr in the truck at the time of the crash was a 60-year-old Morrison man, who died enroute to the hospital. Starr was employed by the Larson Construction company, of Decatur. Cab was torn from the truck in the crash.
     Floyd Starr was born October 16, 1907, at Mt. Sterling, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Starr, of Wyoming; one sister, Mrs. George Lanier, of Wyoming; two brothers, Gerald Starr, of Chicago, and Fritz Starr, of Morrison. He was preceded in death by his mother.
     Following the inquest in Morrison the body was removed to Galva for the services.

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