|Mary S Taylor
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|Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:52 am Post subject: Hashberger, Ruth miss c1914-1928
|Peninsula Daily Herald, CA Jan 12, 1928
Auto Kills Two Grove Children
Charles, Ruth Hashberger are Fatally Hurt Today
Brother and Sister, on Way to School, Succumb to Injuries Received
Driver Admits he Speeded at Time
Coroner Investigates Causes of Accident, Lack of Ambulance is Deplored
Charles Hashberger, 12, and his sister, Ruth Hashberger, 14, were killed when struck by an auto at the corner of Lighthouse and Alder streets, Pacific Grove, this morning. Charles B. Morris, 21, of Pacific Grove, was the driver of the car. The parents of the two children are Mr. & Mrs. L.L. Hashberger who reside in a camp near Asilomar. The children were on their way to school when the accident occurred, the crash taking place at 8:30 o’clock. Morris states that the windshield of his machine, a roadster, was obscured by water that had gathered upon it during the night. He declares that he did not see the children until the crash came. Frantic attempts were made to secure an ambulance to take the injured to a hospital, but considerable delay occurred before a machine from Asilomar was secured to take them to the Monterey hospital. They were treated by Doctors W.M. Gratiot and F. Hart, but the children were dead before medical aid could be applied. Admitted speeding. Morris was going eastward on Lighthouse avenue taking Martha and Mary Adix to school. He resides at the Adix home, 420 Bennett street. Upon beng questioned by Coroner J.A. Cornett, he admitted that his speed was between 30 and 35 miles an hour. Witnesses claim that he was traveling more rapidly. The children were walking in the street, there being no sidewalks on Lighthouse beyond Alder street. The front of the machine was badly bent by the impact. Morris has been arrested and is being held in custody at Pacific Grove. No charges have as yet been filed against him. He told the authorities this morning that he has been arrested on two occasions for speeding and that traffic officers have several times stopped him, while he has been driving a truck. He is connected with a trucking concern here. Coroner A.J. Cornett is investigating the accident. An inquest will be held in the near future, although no time has yet been set for it. Witnesses of the accident, who will probably be called to testify before the jury are: Lionel Duff, Asilomar boulevard; W.O. Raiguel and wife, 208 Cedar street; Exel Farnsworth, Camp Ideal, William H. Akers, Asilomar boulevard, and his son, Marion. The father of the two children is a plasterer. He is at present in Los Angeles, but will return to Pacific Grove at once. Charles Hashberger is a pupil of the 5B grade, Pacific Grove grammar school. His teacher is Miss Alice Heide. His sister is a pupil of Miss Helen Conroy of the 7B class. The Hashberger family are new residents in Pacific Grove.
Peninsula Daily Herald, CA Jan 14, 1928
Announce Funeral for Two Children
J.K. Paul, Pacific Grove undertaker, this morning announced the date of the funeral of Charles and Ruth Hashberger, Grove grammar school kiddies killed in an auto accident Thursday. Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Paul mortuary. The funeral services will be open to the public. Paul was unable to stte today who will officiate. Interment will be in El Carmelo Cemetery. The date for the coroner’s inquest has not as yet been set, according to Paul. Coroner J.A. Cornett stated today that the inquest will probably take place after the funeral services. Lionel Duff, 11, Pacific Grove grammar school boy who was talking to the Hashberger children at the time of the accident and who was slightly struck by the auto,w as found today to be more seriously injured than was first thought. He is under the care of Dr. Frank R. Hart. Charles B. Morris, driver of the auto who is out on bail on a charge of manslaughter, was today getting in touch with his father, an influential San Francisco man.