Woman fatally hurt in odd accident at Glencoe N. W. depot [Mrs. Effie Reid Fake]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Jan 1927, p. 38

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Mrs. Effie Reid Fake, of 905 Vernon avenue, Glencoe, was fatally injured when struck by a Chicago and North Western passenger train at the Glencoe station Sunday afternoon, and died at the Evanston hospital a few hours later.

Her daughter, Miss Effie Fake, who accompanied her mother, was also injured, sustaining a fracture of three ribs. She also was removed to the hospital, and will recover.

The accident occurred about 5 o'clock. Mrs. Fake and her daughter, upon leaving their home to go to Chicago on the train due in Glencoe at 4:45 p.m., crossed from Vernon avenue on Lincoln avenue to the railroad right-of-way and were walking on the track to the station. This is a customary route for those residing in this section of the village to avoid the long walk down Vernon and over on Park avenue.

The two women were following a path on the east side of the tracks, and although the train was approaching and slowing down for the station stop, it evidently was coming faster than they anticipated. They were about seventy-five feet north of the platform when Miss Fake was struck by the engine and hurled against her mother, both of whom were thrown five or six feet from the track to the east side of the right-of-way and several feet south.

A purse, with a leather handle, carried by Miss Fake, was found in the snow Monday, by James N. Faucett, North Western agent at Glencoe, about fifty feet from where Miss Fake and her mother were struck. The purse was open and a section from the handle which had been torn out was found inside the purse.

Mrs. Fake, formerly the wife of Frederick L. Fake, ex-municipal Judge, is survived by three daughters and a son. One daughter, Miss Florence L. Fake, a former teacher in the Winnetka public schools, is at present representing the Winnetka plan of individual instruction at the International school at Geneva, Switzerland, in the primary school. The other daughter, Miss Mary Fake, is a teacher in the Chicago public schools. The son, Frederick Reed Fake, is in college.

Funeral services for Mrs. Fake were conducted at Oakwoods cemetery chapel, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, burial being at Oakwoods.

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21 Jan 1927
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Fake, Effie ; Fake, Florence ; Fake, Frederick ; Fake, Mary ; Faucett, James
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Woman fatally hurt in odd accident at Glencoe N. W. depot [Mrs. Effie Reid Fake]