JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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Bailey and Owen

4 GENERATIONS  OF ODIN FAMILY IN CAR SMASHUP 
MRS. SUSIE BAILEY AND MOTHER DIE IN HIGHWAY DISASTER 

One woman was instantly killed and another fatally injured eight miles east of here 
on Route 161 yesterday when an auto carrying four generations of an Odin family 
plunged out of control and turned over. Two others were injured.Mrs. Susie BAILEY, 
48, driver of The car was killed instantly. Mrs.Mary Adalina OWEN (sic), 82, her 
Mother, died this morning at a local  hospital from injuries sustained in the wreck. Mrs. 
Mary HANEY, 25, daughter Of the vehicle driver, and her child, Loretta Sue,5, were 
brought to St. Mary's hospital for treatment. The Child was released last night. Mrs. 
Haney's injuries were still not determined today. 

MRS. HANEY SAID the accident occurred about 1:40 p.m. yesterday as the women 
were returning from a Sunday afternoon visit to a nearby cemetery. She said no other 
automobiles were involved. The car suddenly plunged off the road and turned over. It 
was an old model with a fabric top, she said. 
Joint funeral services were planned for the two women. The services will be held at the 
Garnier and Sons funeral home here, 2p.m., Wednesday. The Rev. JENKINS of Odin 
will officiate. Mrs. OWENS was born in Jefferson county, the daughter of Nelson and 
Martha Bundy (sic) [GARREN is the REAL last name BUNDY is Adaline's mother's 
MAIDEN name]. She married the late Henry OWENS at Mt.Vernon [IL] in 1885. He 
died 22 years ago. She lived her entire life in and Near Odin. Surviving relatives include 
two sons, Willie, of Centralia And John of Salem; a daughter, Dollie DAUGHTERY (sic) 
of Decatur; Three brothers, Willie of Clinton, Jasper of Aurora(??)and Silas of  California; 
and one sister, Mrs.  Lillie WOFE of Murphysboro.She had 25 grandchildren and 40 
great grandchildren. 

 THE TRIP TO THE DIX cemetery Sunday was made to place flowers on Henry OWENS' 
grave. Her daughter, Mrs. BAILEY was The wife of Calvin BAILEY. She was born in 
Jefferson County and was married to BAILEY at Mt. Vernon in 1915. Surviving relatives 
include two sons, Lester of Centralia and Johnny of Odin; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys PERRY 
of Harvey, Mrs. Cora CAMPBELL of Centralia, and Mrs. HANEY and Mrs. Louise 
DONOHO, Both of Odin. Coroner Robert HANCOCK announced he would hold an 
inquest At 4 p.m. today at the Garnier and Sons funeral home. 

Centralia Sentinel, Centralia, IL 24 May 1948 
Submitted By: Jessica Donoho Anderson


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