William Williamson

Princeville Telephone, July 1939
Submitted by Mike McMullen 

 

WILLIAM WILLIAMSON DIES AFTER CAR CRASH IN IOWA

William Williamson, 53, former Toulon resident and brother-in-law of W. M. Hoag of this place, died late Saturday afternoon in a hospital at Chariton, Iowa, following a motor car accident in which his wife, the former Gertrude Hoag of Princeville and daughter Gwendolyn, 28, were injured, although not seriously.

The car driven by his wife is said to have plunged into a ditch when the wheels skidded on the shoulder of the road after passing a truck. Mr. Williamson received crushing injuries to his head and body as he was caught under heavy luggage as the car overturned.

Mrs. Williamson suffered a broken arm while the daughter received minor injuries.

They were returning to Toulon from Iowa, where Mr. Williamson had been operating a concession with a carnival.

Besides his wife and daughter who ere with him at the time of the accident; Mr. Williamson is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Forrest Wharry of St. Louis, Mo., his father, Edward G. Williamson of Toulon, Ill., and a brother Victor Williamson of Hialeah, Florida.

The body was brought to the Kidd funeral home in Toulon the first of the week, where services will be held Sunday afternoon. Interment will be in Toulon cemetery.

Mr. Williamson had visited in Princeville many times and was well and favorably known here and the many friends of the family extend sincere sympathy.

 


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