Neodesha, KS Auto And Train Collision, Oct 1937
MOTHER, SIX CHILDREN DIE; TRAIN HITS AUTO.
Neodesha, Kan., Oct. 11 - (UP) - A mother and six children, returning from Baptist church services Sunday, all were killed when a Missouri Pacific passenger train struck their automobile at a country road grade crossing.
They were MRS. JULIA KEBERT, 37, and the children; ELOUISE, 16; ORVILLE, 11; ETHEL, 9; MARY JANE, 8; and RICHARD and ROBERT, 3-year-old twins.
The husband, Charles Kebert, and another son, Ralph, 15, had remained on the farm to do the morning chores.
Witnesses said an unidentified automobile passed the crossing ahead of MRS. KEBERT'S car, churning up a cloud of dust from the dirt road. Vision at the crossing was not otherwise obscured.
The passenger train, en route from Kansas City to Hot Springs, Ark., was traveling about 60 miles an hour and rolled half a mile before it could be stopped.
The Circleville Herald Ohio 1937-10-11