Obit: Rinehart, William J. (1886 - 1947)
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----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark Co. Wis.) 08/29/1947

Rinehart, William J. (8 Jul. 1886 - 22 Aug. 1947)

Fatally Injured In Auto Accident

William J. Rinehart, 61, who was injured in a crash on Highway 13, 3 miles south of Unity, last Thursday evening at about 6 o’clock, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, Friday afternoon.

Rinehart was a passenger in a car driven by Benjamin Brewer of Unity which collided with a car driven by William C. Miller of Medford. Brewer and Miller were injured only slightly. Both Brewer and Rinehart were thrown from the vehicle and Rinehart was found under the Miller car after the accident.

The body was take to the Swarthout Funeral home where it lie in state until 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon when funeral services were held, there followed by services at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 3:00 o’clock, the Rev. H. C. Hinz officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Mr. Rinehart, who lived on route 1, Unity, in the Town of Unity, was the son of Mrs. Jane Rinehart of Vernon County. He was born at Soldiers Grove, July 8, 1886, and was married at Granton to Alvina Riedel November 10, 1908. For the past 7 years he had been farming 4 ½ miles northwest of Spencer.

Surviving besides his mother and widow are eight children, Delbert Rinehart, Unity; Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) Hamann, Athens; Mrs. Woodrow (Esther) Romens, Unity; Mrs. George (Bernice) Deegan, West Allis; Henry Rinehart, Greenwood; Mrs. Marion (Jane) Wolff, Milwaukee; Mrs. Ray (June) Toltzman, Spencer; and Clifford Rinehart, at home.

Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Ella Hill, Glidden and Mrs. Rosie Ervine, La Farge and a brother George, Greenwood.

Pallbearers were Emil Martin, Herman Toltzman, Adolph Reineking, Edward Diedrick, Wm. Williamson, and Gust Ringquist.

Flower bearers were Henrietta Hamann, Delores Romens, Betty Rinehart, Mary Wolff, Carol Deegan, Jeanette Deegan, Donna Schlinsog, and Ellen Romens.

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----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark Co. Wis.) 08/29/1947

Thursday, about 6 P.M. the car in which Bennie Brewer and Wm. Rinehart were returning home from threshing was struck, and the accident cost the life of Mr. Rinehart. The accident happened at Schjonneman’s corner on Highway 13.

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Note that in the original articles, the surname was spelled as Reinhart, which was a misspelling of the name. Hamann was spelled as Hannan, which also was a misspelling.

Another note of errors:

Mrs. Woodrow Romens is Evelyn, not Esther

Mrs. Marion (Jane) Wolff should be Mrs. Marvin (Esther) Wolff

Mrs. Ray (June) Toltman should be Blanche, not June

I [Marla] DID transcribe it correctly, but the original article is wrong - the cousin who I am doing a family tree for, -this is her husband's aunts. There are no aunts with the names June or Jane.



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