Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Gary & Southern Fatalities

The Gary & Southern streetcar line, running to Crown Point, crossed the old Lincoln Highway at what is now Taft Street, so that intersection is probably the location "west of Merrillville" where a fatal accident occurred on September 2, 1922:

2016-8-9. Accident on Gary & Southern streetcar line
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Hobart Gazette 8 Sept. 1922.

Below that article, we find Floyd Demmon setting up his law office in Hobart. He had married Alice Mundell (the Honey Man's sister) in 1918 (Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index).


Anonymous said...

That would have been at 73rd and the cemetery intersection.
Wonder which way the streetcar was going...
And wonder if it was on the east side of highway 55 at that point.
Never knew a streetcar went through there.

Ainsworthiana said...

Good questions. I don't know the answers.