Spinner, Charles (Died)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1935, p. 47
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Double funeral services for Charles Spinner, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip V. Spinner of Wilmette, and his grandfather, Joseph Spinner of Chicago were held on Monday morning at the Piser undertaking parlors, 5206 Broadway, Chicago. The boy died at the Wheeling hospital early Friday morning of injuries received in an automobile accident last Thursday evening. His grandfather's death occurred on Saturday at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Chicago. The accident which resulted in the boy's death occurred on Lake avenue at the Outer Belt line railroad crossing west of Curtiss airport. Young Spinner and four of his eighth grade classmates at the Howard school, Bob DeVinny, Tom Carney, Bill Cloud and Royal Haugsness, were returning from DesPlaines [sic], where they had played the DesPlaines [sic] junior high school basketball team Thursday afternoon. Gerald Spinner, an older brother of Charles, was at the wheel of the car, which ran into a moving freight train. Poor visibility caused by adverse weather conditions and the fact that the railroad crossing is unlighted and has no flash warning signals, were blamed for the accident. It was snowing at the time. All of the boys were taken to the hospital. Tom Carney is the only one of the group still there. He is suffering from a slight concussion, a deep cut on his forehead and other cuts and bruises on his body. He has lost considerate blood, and probably will have to remain in the hospital for some time, it was stated by members of the family on Tuesday. The Spinner boy is survived by his parents and by his brother, Gerald, a high school student. Boy Scouts of Troop no. 4, Wilmette, of which Charles was a member, were pallbearers at the funeral. Joseph Spinner, grandfather of Charles, is survived by seven other children besides the son, Philip, living in Wilmette. Both the boy and his grandfather were buried at the New Free Sons cemetery, Waldheim.

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14 Feb 1935
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08 Feb 1935
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Spinner, Charles (Died)