|Mary S Taylor
Joined: 27 Nov 2007
Location: Fresno, CA
|Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:26 am Post subject: Sherwood, Sarah Ann Pease 1835-1925
|Peninsula Daily Herald, CA Jan 31, 1925
Grove Pioneer Killed
Two Others Injured in Accident This Morning
Woman Killed When Auto Skids and Overturns South of Fresno Today
Wet Pavements Held Responsible
Driver Braked Car, Causing it to Skid and Overturn; Inquest this Evening
Mrs. Sarah A. Sherwood, one of the pioneer residents of Pacific Grove, was killed this morning in an auto accident at Selma, about three miles south of Fresno. Mrs. Sherwood had been visiting her daughter and family at Tipton, Tulare county and was returning home when the accident occurred. It was about 8 o’clock this morning when Mrs. Sherwood and her son-in-law, J.A. Wornock, a rancher of Tipton and his wife were traveling northward toward Fresno. They were on their way to Pacific Grove returning Mrs. Sherwood to her home. Wornock was driving the auto according to advices the Herald received from Selma this afternoon. He started to pass another northbound auto and then seeing an approaching auto stepped hard on the brakes in an effort to get behind the car he had been following. The pavement was slightly wet with early morning mists – the Wornock car skidded and before it could be straightened out on the road it crashed into the ditch and overturned. Mrs. Sherwood was instantly killed, advices said. Mrs. Wornock suffered serious injuries to the head and face and possible internal injuries. Wornock suffered slight bruises and cuts but was not so seriously injured. Passing autoists rushed Mrs. Sherwood and Mrs. Wornock to the hospital at Selma. An inquest was scheduled to be held at Selma this evening under the supervision of John Lisle, Fresno county coroner. The body of Mrs. Sherwood will be shipped to Pacific Grove following the inquest. If this is held tonight the remains will be sent north on the train leaving Selma at nine o’clock tonight. Mrs. Sherwood was 88 years, seven months and 16 days old and a native of Illinois Interment is planned to be held in Pacific Grove Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.
Peninsula Daily Herald, CA Feb 2, 1925
Funeral For Accident Victim
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah A. Sherwood of Pacific Grove will be held at 10 o’clock Monday morning from the family residence, 430 Monterey street, Pacific Grove. Rev. G.E. ? of the Methodist church in Pacific Grove will conduct the services. Interment will be made in El Carmelo Cemetery in the Grove. Mrs. Sherwood died in Selma, Fresno county, Saturday morning following an automobile accident in which her daughter, Mrs. J.A. Wornock of Tipton and the latter’s husband, were injured. Besides the daughter in Tipton, deceased leaves Miss Maude Sherwood, another daughter in Pacific Grove, and a son, L.B. Sherwood of Monterey. Mrs. Sherwood was 88 years of age and a native of Illinois.
Sherwood, Sarah A., age 89, died in Fresno County on Jan. 31, 1925