|Mary S Taylor
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|Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:35 am Post subject: Breaux, Vivian c1895-1934
|Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Dec 14, 1934
Injuries Fatal to Vivian Breaux
Shock From Accident is Death Cause
Poular Young Businessman Victim of Highway Collision
Transfusion of Blood by Wife Fails to Save Husband’s Life
Vivian Breaux, one of the peninsula’s most popular younger business men and a leader in fraternal activities of the community, succumbed early this morning to injuries received last evening in an accident on the Salinas highway. Death was due to shock, both of the injured man’s legs having been almost severed below the knee when he was crushed between two heavy automobiles. A blood transfusion, made possible by his wife’s offer of her own blood in a desperate effort to save his life, proved unavailing. The accident occurred about two miles from Monterey on the Salinas highway, shortly after 9 o’clock last evening. Breaux had responded to an emergency call sent in by M. Jensen, 28, of 466 Fourth street, Pacific Grove, whose automobile had skidded into a ditch as he was returning home from Salinas. The car had overturned and Breaux, using his tow car, had righted it and succeeded in getting it back upon the highway, headed toward Monterey. The Soares car was moving in the same direction. Reports conflict as to just what position Breaux was in, some witnesses stating that he was between the Jensen car and his tow car, others stating that he was in front of the tow car, passing around to take his place behind the wheel of his machine, preparatory to starting for his garage in Monterey. If the former version is correct, he was crushed between the two machines; if the latter is right, the impact of the tow car bumper was responsible for the leg injuries, which were chiefly responsible for the shock and loss of blood which resulted in death. Dies This Morning. Louis Washburn of Corral de Tierra who was with Breaux at the time, assisted by Jensen, brought Breaux at once to the Monterey hospital. As stated, every possible effort was made to save his life, but death ensued about 7 o’clock this morning. Highway Patrolman Emmett Wiley investigated the accident but made no arrest. Breaux was born in Glencoe, Louisiana, 39 years ago last August 25. He had been a resident here for the last 20 years, during most of that period in the garage business. Served With Pershing. Before coming here he was a member of the Texas National Guard and served under General John J. Pershing in the Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916. Junior past president of Monterey Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, he was recently appointed district deputy for the Monterey bay district. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Vandebogart Breaux and two young children, Mildred and Melvin; his mother, Mrs. Mary Breaux of Fresno; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Wallace of Fresno and Mrs. Lucille Adair of Sausalito; and two brothers, Everette Breaux of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Earle Breaux of Monterey. Funeral arrangements, in the hands of T.A. Dorney, had not been competed this afternoon, an announcement will be made tomorrow. It was expected that the Eagles lodge would conduct the rites.
Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Dec 15, 1934
Vivian Breaux to be Buried Monday
Last rites for Vivian Breaux, 39-year-old Monterey business man, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident Thursday night, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Dorney Funeral Chapel, it was announced today. Rev. W.L. Morgan of the New Monterey Baptist church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, of which Breaux was an active member, will have charge of the funeral services. Burial will be in El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove. Breaux, who was widely known on the peninsula, died at a local hospital from injuries suffered when a passing automobile crashed into his two car. The garageman was preparing to haul a wrecked machine to his garage when the accident happened.
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Breaux, Vivian, married C., age 39, died in Monterey County on 12-14-1934, #67020