Three Killed In Auto Accident South Of Algona

Daughter-in-Law of Mrs. J.A. Armstrong, Burt, One of Victims

Mrs. J.A. Armstrong received the shocking news Saturday morning of the death of her son’s wife, Mrs. Charlie Armstrong of Livermore.  Mrs. Armstrong met her death in an auto accident which occurred Friday evening about 8:30 on a curve three miles north of Livermore on highway 22, when a truck loaded with 20 head of cattle overturned on their car.  Seifert Thornton, 45, Mrs. C. Armstrong and Miss Fern Hewitt, the latter employed by Mrs. Armstrong ,were all killed.

Thornton’s wife and their two sons, 15 and 7, were taken to an Algona hospital in serious condition.

Funeral services for Mrs. Armstrong were held from the Methodist church at Livermore on Monday afternoon.  Mrs. J.A. Armstrong and daughter Mrs. N. Nielson of Spencer attended the last rites.

Source:  Burt Monitor, November 4, 1937. 

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