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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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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.
    The girl, 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.
                  Loses Control
    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.
                      Fire Starts
After the 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 afternoon.

Also this article from
The Caldwell News-Tribune
4 September 1937

Funeral for Auto
Accident Victim
Scheduled Sunday

    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.
    The 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, Blaine Transue.


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