Miller, David Sears (Died)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Aug 1939, p. 51
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David Sears Miller, 21 years old, 106 Sixth street, Wilmette, was killed in an automobile accident just outside of Marshalltown, Iowa, last Friday morning about 8:30 o'clock. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lenoir Hood Miller, two brothers, John, 18, and Robert, 14, and a sister, Mrs. L. H. Burd of Evanston. Memorial services were held at First Presbyterian church, Wilmette, Monday and burial was private. The accident occurred as Mr. Miller was driving north with Miss Marjorie Hansen, from her home in Mason City, Iowa, to Grinnell, Iowa, in a car owned by Miss Hansen's father. Mr. Miller was driving as they were crossing a narrow one-lane bridge to traverse, a gravel truck going in the opposite direction, drove onto the structure failing to give right of way. NO CLEARANCE Mr. Miller swerved his car in an attempt to edge past the end of the bridge and thereby gain clearance, but in so doing hit the cement railing and the back of his car was thrown against the truck. This caused his car to swerve to the left side of the highway, just past the bridge and to turn over several times. According to the state police report, the door on Miller's side was broken open by the impact with the truck and he was thrown out. It could not be definitely determined whether the car rolled over him or not. Miss Hansen suffered a fractured collar bone and numerous bruises but is reported recovering. NEW TRIER GRADUATE Mr. Miller who had lived in Wilmette for 20 years, graduated from New Trier high school in 1935. He was captain of the New Trier basketball team during his senior year, a member of the baseball squad and was president of his freshman class at the high school. He planned to enter into his senior year at Grinnell college in the fall. He was a member of the basketball and golf squads there.

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24 Aug 1939
Date Of Event
18 Aug 1939
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Miller, David Sears (Died)