Lightless car hits, kills pair at Lake near Muskegon [deaths of Anna Cunningham and Anders M. Carlson]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Jul 1929, p. 16

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Mrs. Anna Cunningham, 1335 Hill avenue, Wilmette, widow of the late Harvey D. Cunningham, and Anders M. Carlson, Chicago, father of Mrs. George W. Niestadt, 805 Greenleaf avenue, Wilmette, were instantly killed when run down near the cottage of Mrs. William Schaefer, another daughter of Mr. Carlson, at White Lake, near Muskegon, Mich., Friday night, July 19, by a motorist who, driving without lights and weaving from side to side on the highway, fled the scene after the tragedy. The driver of the car was later apprehended in Muskegon.

Mrs. Cunningham and Mr. Carlson had motored to White Lake in company with Mrs. Niestadt and others to visit Mrs. Schaefer, a resident of Chicago, who was vacationing at the lake. Friday evening Mrs. Cunningham had decided to retire and was being escorted to the hotel, about 200 feet from the cottage, by Mr. Carlson. They had proceeded but a short distance on the road when hit by the car, which dragged their bodies for some ninety feet. Members of the family were standing on the porch of the cottage when the catastrophe occurred.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cunningham were conducted from the late residence, 1335 Hill avenue, Monday afternoon with burial at Glen Oak cemetery. No members of the immediate family survive her.

Final rites for Mr. Carlson were held at the home of Mrs. Schaefer in Chicago Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in Elmwood cemetery. In addition to Mrs. Schaefer and Mrs. Niestadt, Mr. Carlson is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Proctor and Mrs. Thomas Reyes.

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Lightless car hits, kills pair at Lake near Muskegon [deaths of Anna Cunningham and Anders M. Carlson]