Jeptha Josiah Shull
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jul. 14, 1843
Death: Jun. 8, 1931
Civil War Co E 46th Ind Inf
Machine Crashes Off Road
Jeptha J. Shull, 87, of Burnettsville, Sustains Mortal injuries and Daughter Is Seriously Injured.
BULLETIN--At 3 o'clock this afternoon, it was reported at the Cass county hospital that the condition of Mrs. E. M. Dunham, accident victim, was very critical.
When an automobile plunged over an Embankment east of Pipe Creek Falls at 10:40 o'clock this morning Jeptha J. Shull. 87, Civil war veterans, of Burnettsville, suffered injuries that proved fatal two hours later, his daughter, Mrs. E. M. Dunham, this city, was seriously injured and three other persons escaped with minor hurts.
Thrown from Car.
The car operated by E. M. Dunham, 3317 Canty street, turned over five times in its flight down the embankment to the creek one hundred feet below. Mr. Skull, who occupied the seat next to the driver, was thrown from the machine at a point twenty feet from where the car stopped. Mr. Dunham, his wife, and two sisters-in-law, Myrtle Shull of Burnettsville, and Mrs. Laura Shull, 515 West Melbourne avenue, remained in the car. As the car turned over the front door opposite the driver was crushed open and the elderly man was thrown from his seat. The fall caused the fracture of the leg and injuries to his head. Indications are that he sustained a fracture of the skull. The car was demolished.
The Civil war veteran sustained a fracture of the right leg above the knee, deep scalp lacerations and injuries to the chest He passed away at 1:07 o'clock this afternoon at the Cass county hospital. Mrs. Dunham is a patient at the
same hospiltal, suffering with injuries to her back, deep laceration on her right cheek and other hurts
On Way Home.
Early Saturday the Dunhams and Shulls went to Saratoga, Indiana to visit a son, Jerry, of Mr. Shull. At 7:30 o'clock this morning they started the return trip. The accident happened at a dangerous S turn on the old route of state road No. 24 one and one-half miles east of Pipe Creek Falls. Motorists summoned the Chase ambulance and Sheriff William Zerbe who with Charles R. Kahler, deputy, answered the call. The injured were rushed to the hospital.
Mr. Shull was a life long resident of Burnettsville. He served four years as a member of Company E, Indiana regiment, the last three of which he was a lifer. He took part in many political campaigns in White county as a musician until recent years. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Dunham and Miss Myrtle Shull, and six sons, Jerry, William, Edward, Robert, Frank and Oscar. The body was prepared for burial at the Chase mortuary and was to be taken to the home in Burnettsville late today.
Monday, June 8, 1931 - Pharos-Tribune
Lewis Shull (1814 - 1853)
Clementine York Shull (1816 - 1877)
Isabelle Tina Brocus Shull (1850 - 1923)*
Frank Dennis Shull (1872 - 1958)*
Thomas Leonard Shull (1873 - 1920)*
Jerry W. Shull (1884 - 1943)*
William Edward Shull (1887 - 1947)*
Burnetts Creek Cemetery
Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]
Created by: Deb Minniear Rush
Record added: Jan 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46628769