Decatur County Journal, Leon, Iowa Thursday, November l7, l92l
MRS. MATTIE HORN, of Davis City, received injuries in an automobile accident that occurred near Lamoni Sunday night that caused her death within an hour.
MRS. HORN and CHARLES DONALDSON, of the Bell & Donaldson garage, of Lamoni, were driving towards Lamoni at the time the accident occurred. Just ahead of them was a car in which John Olmstead and H. Bowen, who reside in Missouri south of Lamoni, and Misses Mina Rew, Mildred Jackson and Ada Atz, of Lamoni, were returning to Lamoni after taking a ride. The car in which MR. DONALDSON and MRS. HORN were riding attempted to drive around the Missouri car and they crashed into it. The smash up was terrific and MRS. HORN received injuries which caused her death within an hour. MR. DONALDSON was badly injured but will recover. The young people in the other car were not injured but for minor bruises. Both cars were badly wrecked. Help was summoned and the injured taken to Lamoni. MRS. HORN's injuries were such that little could be done for her. She died a few minutes after being taken to that city. The accident is a most unfortunate affair. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OBITUARY
MATTIE MCINTOSH, daughter of JOHN and ELIZABETH MCINTOSH, was born near Princeton, Mo., August l, l864, and departed this life on the night of November l3, l92l, near Lamoni, Iowa, in a car accident, living only a short time after being thrown from the auto, never regaining consciousness. The accident came as a great shock to relatives and friends of this community.
She was, at the time of her death, 57 years, 3 months and l2 days old. She was united in marriage to JOHN HORN in the year l894. She leaves to mourn her, one brother, JOHN D. MCINTOSH, two sisters, MRS. ELIZABETH A. GOBLE and MRS. MARGARET J. CUMMINS, all of Davis City, Iowa. Besides these she leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Three brothers and five sisters preceded her in death. She will be missed by relatives and friends as she was of a kind and cheerful disposition. Her home was in Davis City at the time of her death.
Funeral services were held at the Union Church, conducted by Pastor of the Apostolic Assembly. Lesson, 27th Psalm, Text, Rev. 6th Chapter, 7-8 verses. The body was then taken to Hamilton Cemetery for burial. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank the friends who so kindly assisted us in the care of our sister, who was so suddenly taken from us in death.
JOHN MCINTOSH, MRS. ELIZABETH GOBLE, MRS. MARGARET CUMMINS, and RELATIVES.
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