Sunday, September 13, 2009

Henthorn, Flossie Millicent

Flossie Millicent Henthorn

OBITUARY: Pedestrian 2d Killed in 2 Days

Oregon City, Oct. 11. -- Mrs. Flossie Henthorn, 65, of 1512 Harrison street, Oregon City, was fatally injured about 6 p.m. Monday [Oct. 10, 1955] when struck by a car as she attempted to cross 16th street in the 1400 block here.

She died about 30 minutes after arrival at Oregon City hospital.

Mrs. Henthorn's death was the second pedestrian fatality in Oregon City in two days and only the second traffic death here this year. ...

The driver of the car that struck Mrs. Henthorn, William B. Hopwood, 17, of 1610 Division street, Oregon City, was not held. He told Coroner Leslie Peake of Clackamas county he did not see the woman.

Witnesses said Mrs. Henthorn was waving an umbrella to someone in the window of a nearby house when she walked into the path of the car.

The body was taken to Hillside chapel here. Survivors include the victim's husband, Luther.

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