Monday, September 7, 2009

Claude (1894-1956) & Lucy (1901-1956) York

Car Wreck Takes Lives of Two Crocker Residents
Claude York Dies Instantly, Wife Dies in Hospital

Two members of one family are dead and two other members of the same family were hospitalized here Sunday as the result of a two car collision on Highway 66, eight miles east of Waynesville, in Hooker, Missouri.

According to troopers, the 1950 Plymouth automobile driven by Claude York, 63, of Swedeborg, pulled out on Highway 66 in the path of a 19__ Buick driven by James Cooper of Rolla. The crash which occurred in front of the Wells Brothers Garage at Hooker threw Mrs. Lucy York and the York’s two daughters _____, 28 and Mary, 16 out of the automobile, but York was pinned in the wreckage of the Plymouth, which was hit broadside by the Cooper car.

Ambulances took Mrs. York and the two daughters to ____ hospital and returned after Mr. York, who was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Cooper was also taken to _____ hospital in serious condition with head wounds, bruises, and lacerations.

The accident occurred about 4:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Mrs. York passed away Monday about noon with crush chest and head injuries. The younger of the two daughters will be released to attend her parents funeral, but the elder daughter is still in serious condition.

Double services will be held for Mr. and Mrs. York, victims of a two-car accident on Highway 66 near Waynesville, Sunday at 2:00 p.m. today at the Swedeborg Baptist Church.

The Rev. Norman Sand___ assisted by the Rev. Ger___ Ogden will officiate. Burial will be in Crocker Memorial Cemetery under direction of Hedges of Crocker.

Survivors include two sons, Claude Wesley, of Crocker, and Kenneth Willard, of Swedeborg, and three daughters…

Claude & Lucy York

As the result of a tragic automobile accident Sunday, November 11, 1956 at 4:50 p.m. at Hooker, Missouri, Claude M. York was suddenly ushered into the Great Beyond. His wife, Lucy, also passed away as a result of the same accident on Monday morning, November 12, 1956 at 10:00 a.m.

Two daughters, Miss Lelia Bell and Miss Mary Susie York were also injured and taken to the Waynesville General Hospital.

Claude M. York, son of Andrew Jackson and Lavina York was born in Pulaski County, Missouri on February 27, 1894 and was at the time of his death 62 years, 8 months, and 14 days. Bro. York leaves to morn his passing three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Zyzan of Overland, Missouri, Lelia Bell and Mary Susie York of the home in Crocker; two sons, Kenneth Willard York of Swedeborg, and Claude Wesley of Crocker; three brothers, Lee York of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Fred York of Waynesville, and Harvey York of Dixon; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Belton of Crocker, Mrs. Lizzie Hively of Collinsville, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Margaret Keaton of Overland, Missouri.

Lucy Ellen York, daughter of John Fletcher and Frances Roderick, was born June 6, 1901 at Arlington, Missouri and her age at time of death was 55 years, 5 months and 5 days.

Beside the five children named above, Sister York also leaves to morn her passing one brother W.I. Roderick of Doolittle, Missouri, six sisters, Mrs. Nora Hume, Mattie Heflin and Lena Sloan all of Newburg, Mrs. Susie York of Swedeborg, Mrs. Jessie Gidden of Elksb___, Missouri and Mrs. Addie H ___son of St. Louis. Besides the named they also leave grandchildren and many other relatives.

Claude and Lucy, as ______ name they were familiarly know by, were very much devoted to each other, their home, and their children. They were exceptionally good friends and neighbors to all. They had both been saved and were baptized into the fellowship of Swedeborg Baptist Church and lived true to their profes____ having attended services…

___ country in World War One ____ soldier in the 35th Division serving on foreign soil. These fine Christian folk will be greatly missed in all the various walks of life that helped make the world a better place in which to live. Claude and Lucy were united in marriage June 18, 1919 and lived happily together with the children that came to ____ their home. One son, Raymond having passed away in infancy. While it seems a terrible tragedy that they were taken away, yet again we think _____ say how wonderful that they could go to their heavenly home together realizing the five children left behind have all been saved and one day will join them to ___ an unbroken family ____ around God’s throne in heaven. The York’s have contributed much to the world ____ their influence and the children they leave behind. They will be sadly missed by all who knew them.

Funeral services were last Thursday, November __ 1956 at 2:00 p.m. at the Swedeborg Baptist Church with Norman Sanders officiating and was assisted by Rev. ____ald Ogen. Interment was at the Crocker Memorial Cemetery under direction of Hedges Funeral Home of Crocker.

Pall bearers were Sta___ Barber, Kenneth Keaton, _____ York, Orville Belton, L___ Keaton, Lilburn York; Do___ Slone, Dean York, Gene….

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