George Kashuba was in the vehicle where cousin Emma Poppin was killed.
From the San Francisco Examiner, Wednesday, November 8, 1939, page 17:
"KASHUBA – Near San Jose, November 6, 1939, George, loving brother of Peter John and Alex Kashuba; a native of Russia, aged 43 years. A member of Paint Makers' Union, Local 1971.
Funeral services Wednesday, 1 p.m. from the San Francisco Memorial Chapels, 435 Valencia St., near 15th.
Daphne Bros, Directors"
Four of Five in Auto Killed on Bayshore
A gay Southern California holiday of five San Franciscans had a tragic climax early yesterday morning on the Bayshore highway one mile north of San Jose.
The car in which they were returning home collided with another at the Brokaw road intersection, struck a directional sign and concrete dividing line and overturned, causing the deaths of four of the five.
Emma Poppin, 18, of 1137 De Haro street
Mrs. Mary Warren, 47, of 2817B Twenty-fourth street.
Walter N. Fadeef, 24, of 2609 Twenty-third street
George Kashuba, 27, clerk, 1592 Treat avenue.
According to highway patrolman, the car in which the four were killed was driven by George Poppin, brother of Emma.
Poppin's car, traveling at high speed, barely clipped a car crossing the intersection driven by John Silva, Santa Clara, and went out of control, police said.
Poppin was thrown clear of his car and miraculously escaped serious injury. Silva, his wife and two children likewise were uninjured.
The Poppins are cousins of George Poppin, Santa Clara football player.
The bodies of Fadeef, Kashuba and Mrs. Warren were taken to San Francisco Memorial Chapels, 435 funeral arrangements will be made today.
[San Francisco Chronicle, 7 November 1939, page 10]
Three Killed in Bayshore Road Crash
Two San Francisco Girls, Man Victims; Another Dying
Two San Francisco girls, and a male companion were instantly killed when their car crashed into the cement, dividing line on the Bayshore highway and Brokaw road, shortly before one o'clock this morning.
Another victim of the crash, also of San Francisco, was not expected to survive his injuries.
Ann Poppin, 18, 1137 De Haro Street, San Francisco (Note: this should be EMMA Poppin)
Mary Warren, 25, 2817 Twenty-fourth street, San Francisco
George Casuba, San Francisco, address unknown
Walter N. Fadeeff, 2609, Twenty-third street, San Francisco is in the San Jose hospital believed fatally injured.
Rolls Over 4 Times
The accident occurred when a car being driven by George Poppin, brother of one of the girl victims, sideswiped a car that had stopped before entering the Brokaw road intersection, according to a highway patrolmen.
Poppin's car crashed into a directional sign, hit the cement dividing line on the highway and apparently rolled over three or four times. Poppin, although suffering from shock, was not injured. He said that he and his party were returning to San Francisco after a visit to Los Angeles and Hollywood.
The driver of the other car was John Silva, 1824 Washington street, Santa Clara. He was accompanied by his wife and family, none of whom was injured.
Silva's car sustained only minor damage.
Traffic Patrolmen Keith Carmichael and Ray Watkins, summoned by passing motorists, called Freeman's ambulances, who rushed the four to the hospital, where three were found dead upon arrival.
[~Herald, Monday, November 6, 1939]
2 S.F. Couples Killed in Bayshore Crash
Driver Escapes Death When Car Rams Concrete Strip
[The Call-Bulletin, Monday, November 06, 1939, page 1 and 3]
Two San Francisco women and their two male companions were killed three of them instantly, early today when the car in which they were returning from Los Angeles sideswiped another car and crashed into the concrete dividing strip on the Bayshore highway near San Jose.
The dead were:
Mrs. Mary Warren, 38, 2817B Twenty-fourth street,
Emma Poppin, 18, 1137 De Haro Street
George Kasuba clerk, about 30, 1592 Treat Avenue.
Walter N. Fadeef, 24, 2609 Twenty-third street.
All four were thrown from the car, which turned over four times. The two girls and Kasuba were killed instantly, while Fadeef died four hours later in the San Jose Hospital.
Highway patrolmen said the accident occurred when George Poppin, brother of Anne and driver of the car, swerved to avoid a car driven by John Silva of Santa Clara, which was entering the intersection on Brokaw road. Poppin's car sideswiped the Silva automobile, was thrown out of control and sent it crashing into the massive concrete abutment. Neither Poppin nor Silva was held by police.
Emma Poppin 18 year old San Francisco girl, who was one four persons killed in crash at San Jose today.
Same collision took the life of Mary Warren, 38, also of San Francisco. Neither driver was held by police.
Another victim of San Jose accident was Walter Fadeef, 24, above. George Kasuba, clerk, was the fourth victim of the crash.