Fred Keneipp Loses Life in Wreck Near Gladewater
Carrollton people were terribly shocked when work was brot here Saturday
night that Fred Keneipp had met death in an automobile wreck on the highway four
miles west of Gladewater. Mr. Keneipp was a special representative of the
General American Tank Car Corporation and has been employed by them for over
seven years, and for three of those years he and his estimable family have been
residents of Carrollton and have won a place in the hearts and affections of our
Mr. Keneipp has been traveling a great deal by auto in the conduct of his work
and comes home Saturday nights and spends his Sundays at home. He left the hotel
at Gladewater about 6:30 in the evening and started for home in his car. He was
accompanied by a Miss Regan, stenographer for an oil refining company there,
whose home was in Dallas and who desired to spend the weekend at home. The
roadway was made soft by the recent excessive rains over there and in some
places and had slipped to some esxtent and when the car struck one of these
places on a turn four miles out of Gladewater it went over the high bank and
turning over several times brot death to Fred, crushing his chest and he was
caught between the door, which came open, and they heavy frame of the car,
killing him instantly. Miss Regan escaped with minor scratches. They were
carried to the hospital in Gladewater and the family here notified of his death.
The Rhoton ambulance was sent to Gladewater for the body and it was brot here
and prepared for burial.
Mr. Fred Keneipp was born in Lawrence county, Illinois, Nov. 11. 1894, and was
38 years of age, at death. He was married at Mt. Carmel, Ill., Feb 16, 1917,
taking Miss Alice C. Chesseman as his bride and they have been blessed with four
children, Ursa Marie, 15; Betty Lou, 14, John 11, and Peggy 8 years of age, who
together with their mother are left to mourn the loss of a loving and devoted
father and husband. His mother, Mrs. W. A. Keneipp, residing at St Francisville,
Ill., is yet living but was unable to come to the funeral because of ill health.
He was preceded in death by his father, W. A. Keneipp, and two brothers, Harvey
and Jack. Surviving brothers and sisters are : Mrs. C. C. Shively, Chicago,
Ill.; G. C. Keneipp, Dallas, Texas; Roy Keneipp, Lawrenceville, Ill., and Lester
Keneipp, Modesta Cali.
Funeral services were held Tuesday evening at 4 o'clock in the Rhoton funeral
home and conducted by the Rev. Sh. H. Rainey, Episcopal minister of
Fayetteville, Ark., assisted by Rev. W. N. Vernon of the Methodist church of
this place, the Episcopal service being used. A double quartet from the Glee
Club sang "Rock of Ages" and "Beautiful Isle of S. mewhere." J. R. Brand, one of
Mr. Keneipp's close friends sang "Abide With Me." Interment was in
Forest Lawn cemetery.
Pallbearers were: T. C. Moss, Frank Gissler, F. H. McMurray, L. F. Blanton, John
R. Brand, Robert Roark, Claude Baxley, Oliver Godfrey.
Relatives and friends from away who came to give solace and assistance
Rev. and Mrs. S. H. Rainey and son Hoyt of Fayetteville, Ark.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Brand of Lovington, N. M.
Roy Keneipp, brother, of Lawrenceville, Ill.
E. H. Cheeseman, brother of Mrs. Keneipp, of Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. Norman Elwell, sister of Mrs. Keneipp, of Houston Texas.
William Parses <?> and his mother of Longview.
J. R. Simons, Frank Gissler, T. C. Moss and wife. These gentleman being
associates in the General American Tank Car Corporation.
Mrs. C. C. Shively of Chicago was unable to be here on account of ill health.
The floral offerings were profuse and most beautiful; a large number being sent
by friends from their former home in Arkansas.
Card of Thanks
May we extend our heartfelt thanks to the many kind neighbors
and friends who so generously and with such sincerity gave of their sympathy
time and talent during our recent bereavement.
Mrs. Fred Keneipp and Children.