This was a small news article I located back in 2018. While it isn’t dramatic and barely newsworthy, it was printed in the paper.
Here is the article.
|The Ludington Daily News, page 3 - May 2, 1933|
Here is my transcription
Eight are Injured in Auto Collision
Grand Rapids, May 2 - J.C. Beck, 65, of Lansing was cut and bruised severely in an auto collision at 12:30 a.m. today, and seven residents of Detroit received minor injuries. The accident occurred on US 16 near Cascade, during a heavy rain.
The Detroiters are Gordon Allyn, 50, his wife Nellie, 30, their three children, and Mrs. Florence Milne, 43, and Mrs. A. Allyn, 76, Mr. Allyn's mother.
This article appeared in the Ludington Daily News. Interestingly, I had never heard of Ludington, Michigan, until about 3 years ago when we met a couple from there, on our Alaskan cruise. We became friends and still communicate today.
As a reference regarding the location. Grand River Ave., which is a major road in, not only Detroit, but other nearby cities, was also called US 16.
US Highway 16 (US 16), also called Grand River Avenue for much of its length in the state, was one of the principal roads prior to the post-World War II construction of freeways in the state of Michigan.
U.S. Route 16 in Michigan
US Highway 16
Length - 210.643 mi (338.997 km)
Existed - November 11, 1926–1962
History - Replaced by I-96
This would be an approximate location for the intersection of Cascade & I-96 today.
I have checked the 1930 and 1940 census records for Detroit and find no other Florence Milne’s. Although her age of 43 is two years off, I still believe this to be her. We all know that not everything in newspapers is correct all the time. Still the same today.
I wonder where these people were headed? Who were the Allyn’s? It’s not a name I’m familiar with, so I don’t think they are related to us. This could certainly have been some church or other social friends of my grandmother.
I’m happy no one was injured badly.
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