Information for Phyllis Mae Transue
27 May, 1918 - 2 September 1937
Obituary from The Idaho Press-Tribune
3 September 1937
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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TO PARMA GIRL
Phyllis Transue Dies from
Injuries Sustained When Car
Turns Over Near Caldwell
Phyllis Transue, 19 - year - old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Transue of Parma, died last
evening from injuries which she received in an automobile
accident Thursday afternoon.
riding in the rumble seat of a car driven by her father
sustained chest injuries when the automobile turned over after
leaving the highway on the eastern outskirts of Caldwell.
Cause of the accident was
attributed to a sudden heart attack suffered by Mr. Transue.
He lost control of the car, it left the highway and turned
over at least once.
Riding with Mr.
Transue in the coupe was Mrs. Transue with their son between
them. Phyllis and a younger sister, whose name was not
learned, were riding in the rumble seat.
car turned over, fire started near the gas tank, apparently
the result of a short in the tail-light circuit. It was
quickly put out, however, by highway workers who were marking
the street with a colored center line near the scene.
Passersby stopped to pick up the injured and take them to the
hospital. Dr. G. W. Montgomery, who attended the family,
said that only Phyllis had sustained serious injuries.
The family was returning to Caldwell after an afternoon spent
at the Nazarene college in Nampa where Phyllis went to
investigate enrollment at the Nazarene college. She had
previously indicated that she would enroll as a freshman at
the College of Idaho.
The body is at
Peckham's Funeral services had not been arranged this
Also this article from
4 September 1937
Funeral for Auto
Funeral services for Phyllis Transue who
died Thursday night as result of an auto accident, will be
held at the Parma community church at 2:30 Monday afternoon.
Rev. Rentham will be in charge.
deceased was born at Notus on May 27, 1918. At the time
of her death, she was a student.
Surviving are her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Transue of Parma; one sister, Laura Transue and a brother,
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