William Tencher is killed in motor crash in New York
- Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 May 1926, p. 3
- Full Text
William Tencher, 20 years old, son of Rudolph Tencher, who formerly lived at 507 Washington avenue, died early last Monday morning following an automobile accident the day before when a car he was driving turned over in a ditch near Tuxedo Park, N. Y.
Tencher’s skull was fractured in the accident, although a companion was only slightly injured. The youths were returning from West Point when the accident occurred. Tencher was a student of Princeton university and was a graduate of New Trier high school. While at New Trier he made name for himself as a back-stroke swimmer and had recently been named for that position on an All-American team.
His mother was in California and his father had just boarded a train to join her at the time of the accident. Mr. Tencher was reached by telegraph at Denver and after being joined by Mrs. Tencher returned to Wilmette. Funeral services were held from the Wilmette Presbyterian church on Thursday morning of this week and burial was at Memorial park. The Tenchers had sold their home here but had expected to return in the fall, it was said by friends.
- Media Type:
- Item Types:
- Date of Publication:
- 21 May 1926
- Personal Name(s):
- Tencher, Mr. ; Tencher, Mrs. ; Tencher, Rudolph ; Tencher, William
- Local identifier:
- Language of Item:
- Geographic Coverage:
Illinois, United States
- Copyright Statement:
- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Wilmette Public Library
Agency street/mail address
1242 Wilmette Avenue