Newspaper Unknown - September 7, 1928
Allyn Fisher Killed In Accident
It was with profound sorrow that our people heard the news of the death of Allyn Lake Fisher at Crawfordsville, Indiana, Thursday afternoon August 30, 1928, at 1:15 o'clock as a result of an accident on the hard road at that place at 11 o'clock on the same morning.
Mr. And Mrs. Lewis P. Fisher, his parents, left for Crawfordsville immediately after receiving word of the accident but they did not arrive at their destination until after their son had passed away.
Death was directly due to injuries received when Fisher's motorcycle collided with an automobile. He suffered fractures of both legs and internal injuries.
When the accident occurred Allyn was on his way to Richmond, Indiana, with his cousin, Miss Leona Prather, aged 15, whom he was taking home after she had been visiting at the Fisher home south of Cantrall. Miss Prather suffered a compound fracture of the left leg near the knee and other injuries.
Allyn was a graduate of A. C. H. S. in the class of 1928 and was considered a brilliant student who gave promise of a future useful life. His death cast a pall of sorrow, not only over his classmates but also over the entire school group and this community. The death of Allyn was the fact that his death occurred on his eighteenth birthday.
Deceased was the oldest son of Mr. And Mrs. L. P. Fisher. He is survived by his parents and three brothers, Arthur, Charles and Robert, all of home.
Funeral services were held at the residence, Sunday afternoon, September 2nd, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Clark Walker Cummins, pastor of the First Christian church, and Attorney John A. Barber, both of Springfield.
Miss Jane Mason and Miss Ila Mott, accompanied at the piano by Miss Wenona Radiker, sang "The Old Rugged Cross," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "Beyond the Smiling and Weeping."
Thomas Kenyon, Evans Brittin, Lawrence Cline, Raymond Colliver, Lehman and Malcolm Canterbury acted as pallbearers. Matt Hill, Glenn Brown, Lewis Radiker and Harold Primm were honorary pallbearers.
Marjory Agee, Irene Balster, Mildred Devocelle, Evelyn Shontz, Mary Stott, Mary E. Sawyer, Eleanor Van Meter, Lucile White and Elizabeth Ayers carried the flowers. Interment was made in the Brittin cemetery.
Later - Miss Leona Prather died as the result of her injuries at 5:30 o'clock, Tuesday evening, September 4th.
Transcribed by:Bertha Emmett