Charles Spinner Dies from Injury in Crossing Crash
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. 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. 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 Des Plaines after a basketball game. Gerald Spinner, an older brother of Charles, was at the wheel of the car, which ran into a moving freight train. All of the boys were taken to the hospital. Tom Carney is the only one of the group still there. The Spinner boy is survived by his parents and by his brother, Gerald. 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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Spinner, Charles ; Spinner, Joseph
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Charles Spinner Dies from Injury in Crossing Crash