Woman dies from injury received when hit by car [Martha R. Schooley]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Dec 1925, p. 51

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Injuries received when she was struck by a Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee electric train at the Wilmette avenue crossing Wednesday afternoon, December 2, proved fatal to Mrs. Martha R. Schooley, 161 Prairie avenue, the following day, when she died at Evanston hospital where she was taken following the accident. At an inquest held later in the week a verdict of accidental death was returned by the coroner's jury. It was learned that the gates were down and that Mrs. Schooley was slightly deaf. The motorman of the train which struck her testified that he had no idea that Mrs. Schooley was going to attempt the crossing. He had blown a warning whistle, but she apparently had not heard it and did not see the train until too late. Mrs. Schooley was 72 years old and lived with her son Hal M. Schooley, prior to which she had been for many years a resident of North Evanston.

Funeral services were held last Saturday from her former home at 2668 Prairie avenue, Evanston, and burial was at Rosehill cemetery. Mrs. Schooley is survived by three sons, Hal M., Arva E., of Highland Park, and Ernest G. Schooley, of Springfield, Mo., and two daughters, Mrs. Alda E. Autrieth, of St. Louis and Mrs. Eloia Miller of Evanston.

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Date of Publication:
11 Dec 1925
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Autrieth, Alda ; Miller, Eloia ; Schooley, Arva ; Schooley, Ernest ; Schooley, Hal ; Schooley, Martha
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Woman dies from injury received when hit by car [Martha R. Schooley]