Obit: Rinehart, William J. #2 (1886 - 1947)

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Surnames: Rinehart, Brewer, Reinhart, Miller, Riedel, Hannan, Romens, Deegan, Wolff, Toltzman, Hill, Ervine, Hinz

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/28/1947

Rinehart, William J. #2 (8 July 1886 - 22 Aug. 1947)

William J. Rinehart, age 61, of Unity, route 1, who was injured in an automobile accident at the intersection of Highway 13 and a town road three miles south of Unity at 6:00 P.M. last Thursday, died at the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital at 3:20 P.M. Friday where he had been taken after the crash. The victim suffered a brain injury and internal injuries.

The Unity resident was a passenger in the car driven by Benjamin Brewer, age 35, of Unity, route 1, which collided with a car driven by William C. Miller, age 62, of Medford. Both drivers escaped with minor injuries.

Brewer was driving west out of a town road and Miller was headed south on Highway 13 when the accident occurred. Both Brewer and Rinehart were flung from their vehicle by the impact and the injured man was reported to have been found under Miller’s car.

The Unity men were returning from threshing. Miller, who is the Taylor county highway commissioner, was en route to Marshfield to visit his wife, who is a patient in the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital.

Marathon county traffic police estimated the damage to Brewer’s car at $300, and damage to the other vehicle at $200.

An inquest will be held at Wausau today, Thursday. Traffic officers report that Brewer failed to stop for arterial.

Mr. Rinehart was born at Soldiers Grove on July 8, 1886, and was married at Granton to Alvina Riedel on Nov. 10, 1901. He farmed for the past seven years southwest of Unity. Surviving are his widow, his mother, Mrs. Jane Rinehart of Vernon county, and eight children - Delbert Rinehart, Unity; Mrs. Elmer Hamann, Athens; Mrs. Woodrow (Esther) Romens, Unity; Mrs. George (Bernice) Deegan, West Allis; Henry Rinehart, Greenwood; Mrs. Marion (Jane) Wolff, Milwaukee; Mrs. Ray (June) Toltzmanm Spencer, and Clifford Rinehart, at home.

Also surviving are 18 grand children; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Hill, of Glidden, and Mrs. Rosie Ervine of LaFarge; and a brother, George, of Greenwood, Wisconsin.

Funeral services were held at St. John’s Lutheran church of Spencer Sunday afternoon, Rev. H. C. Hinz officiating.

*** Note: Mrs. Ray Toltzman’s first name was Blanche, not June. Mrs. Woodrow Romens is Evelyn, not Esther and Mrs. Marion (Jane) Wolff should be Mrs. Marvin (Esther) Wolff. Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) Hamann’s name was spelled incorrectly as Hannan and also in the original article, the Rinehart surname was incorrectly spelled as Reinhart. He was married in 1908, not 1901.



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