PHILLIPS COUNTY

 

 

Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, July 10, 1940

 

ACCIDENT CAUSED DEATH OF FORMER HAXTUN RESIDENT

 

Funeral for Norman Ace Here Next Saturday; Car Hit Train in Denver

 

Norman Ace, former resident of the Haxtun community who had been living in Denver the past 12 years, was fatally injured Sunday evening when his car struck a passenger train in south Denver.

 

The body will be brought to Haxtun, and funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock from the Methodist church. Rev. R.W. Drummond will preach the funeral sermon, and the Radford Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the Haxtun cemetery.

 

Mr. Ace was returning home from a visit with his granddaughter, Mrs. Lavera Tonini of Englewood, when the accident occurred. Mr. Ace had been to the mountains Sunday with his granddaughter and her family.

 

It was believed Mr. Ace failed to see the southbound passenger train approaching, did not have time to stop, and drove into the side of the engine. Mr. Ace was hurled 50 feet by the impact, and it was thought he died instantly. The sedan, in which he was riding alone, was wrecked and strewn along the track a distance of 100 feet.

 

Mr. Ace was 76 years of age. He was born May 22, 1864 in Pennsylvania, and moved to Nebraska as a youth. He came to the Haxtun community and was engaged in farming northwest of town for more than 12 years. Mrs. Ace passed away while the family lived at Haxtun.

 

Those surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leora Carrigan of Sterling; two sons, Raymond of Denver and Arthur of Harrison, Nebraska; a son-in-law, J.W. Forster of Denver, whose wife died two years ago; 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

 

NORMAN ACE

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