Child Killed In Accident Buried At St. Omer

Margaret, the nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Champ of Indianapolis, was crushed to death under the wheel of a heavily loaded wagon near her school building in that city, last Thursday evening [April 13, 1918].

The little girl had been sick all winter and had been going to school but a few days. She and a girl by the name of Knight who lived close together were starting from school when the other girl’s father came along with a wagon. Quite a number of children were in the street but Mr. Knight stopped to let his daughter ride. The Knight girl had gotten on the wagon but little Margaret was still climbing up when the horse started and she fell to the street in the path of the wheels one of which passed over her, crushing her head.

Mr. and Mrs. Champ formerly lived here and the child was brought back here on the eleven-fifteen o’clock traction car Saturday morning and taken to St. Omer for burial.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman