Peter Espenchied, 24, Waco, Texas, a native of Mt. Vernon, a veteran of World War II service in
the U. S. Air Force and a recent graduate of Baylor University at Waco, was killed late yesterday in an auto
accident at Waco.
A United Press dispatch late this morning said Espenschied
was fatally injured on a high way five miles south of Waco early last night when his auto struck a
bridge. Early this afternoon, his mother was advised that he was alone in
the car and apparently fell asleep.
Funeral arrangements have not been made. (Burial
was in Bellefontaine
Espencheid was graduated from Baylor only three
weeks ago, receiving a degree after majoring in education, a field he was
preparing to enter and for which he was eminently qualified not only by
educational training but by a brilliant mind and Christian character as well.
He served three years in the Air Force during World War II and
shortly after release from service entered Baylor.
His marriage to Ola Bohan
of Waco took place three years ago. They
have a year old son, Peter, Jr.
The deceased was graduated from Mt. Vernon High school in 1946.
His entrance into military service followed.
Surviving in addition to the wife, son and mother,
are the stepfather, N. H. Ridenour, Posey county, and a sister, Margaret Rose Espenschied. The mother is the former Flossie
Crowder. The deceased father was the late Peter Espenchied.
victim was a member of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church of Mt. Vernon.
Originally submitted by Betty Sellers