Hi Jack, Apparently, Gertrude was Mrs. Gertrude Wells and was engaged to marry Henry Fisher when she was killed: 1916-07-13 Chicago Tribune (IL)
TWO CHICAGOANS KILLED BY AUTOS
Mrs. Gertrude Wells Loses Life When Riding with H. G. Fisher Near Elgin.
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Two Chicagoans were killed yesterday in auto accidents and nearly a dozen others injured, some probably fatally. Some of the mishaps occurred in the city. while others occurred during outing trips in the country.
Mrs. Gertrude Wells 4127 Ellis avenue; killed when auto overturned near Elgin.
Joseph Schmidt, 3312 North Halsted street; killed in Collision between two auto trucks at Montrose boulevard and North Avers avenue.
H. G. Fisher, 4127 Ellis avenues, injured in Elgin accident.
Miss Laura Babcock, Leland avenue and Sheridan road, driving car at time Mrs. Wells was killed.
Mrs. Arthur Lane of Chicago, reported dying in St. Vincent's hospital in Toledo, O. of a broken back received when automobile turned turtle at Millbury, O.
M. E. Staunton of Chicago, injured in Millbury accident.
Bernard Feeney, chauffeur for Staunton, slightly hurt.
Harry Josephson, 3057 Seminary avenue; injured in motor truck collision in which Schmidt was killed.
Edward Hartje, 3539 North Crawford avenue, injured in same accident.
William W. O'Brien, attorney, 3710 Indiana avenue; pinned under auto and probably fatally hurt when it upset in Jackson boulevard, near Morgan street.
Mrs. Mary Kucharski, 2543 West Forty-sixth place, also caught under Attorney O'Brien's machine and seriously hurt.
Engaged to Wed.
Mrs. Wells was reported engaged to be married to Fisher.
Miss Babcock, who was driving the car, said she was going at a fast clip when the car struck a rut, veered to the side of the road, struck anther rut, and turned over into a ditch.
Neither she nor Fisher, a sporting writer, was injured badly. Mrs. Wells was still alive when taken from under the overturned car, but died on the way to a hospital in Elgin.
Motoring from New York.
Staunton told the Toledo authorities the party was returning from trip to New York when the accident at Millbury occurred. A man, who said he was Mrs. Lane's husband, paid a hurried visit to her at the hospital and left immediately for Chicago, a dispatch stated.
Physicians took an X-ray examination today and announced the woman's back is broken and that in all probability she cannot recover. Staunton said the car was traveling forty miles an hour when it toppled over in making a sharp curve. Mrs. Land was pinned under the car.
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