Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Eloise Compton

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
25 April 1932

Girl, 19, is Killed

The other fatal accident occurred when two machines collided head-on yesterday morning on the Centerville-Manassas road in Fairfax County, Va. Miss Carolyn Cole, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cole of Bigleville, Pa., died in Providence Hospital this morning from a fractured skull. Miss Eloise Compton, 19, of Manassas, Va., who with Miss Cole were passengers in one of the cars, is in Providence Hospital, suffering from serious cuts and bruises.

The two girls, roommates at the Marjorie Webster School of Dancing here, were riding in a car driven by Jim Peters, an employee of the Columbia Gas Co., now living at the Manassas Hotel, Manassas, Va., according to Fairfax police. Peters escaped with slight injuries. Miss Compton is a daughter of Will Compton of Manassas. 

The accident occurred when Peters' car and one driven by Carl Davis of Ox road, Lee district, Fairfax County, collided, police said. Both were demolished and Davis was cut and bruised on the head and legs, but was able to return to his home.

William Joseph Rodgers, 40, of Baltimore, the driver of the automobile containing Mr. and Mrs. Clatterbuck, is in a critical condition in Georgetown University Hospital suffering from skull fractures, head cuts, shock and possible internal injuries. An operation was performed early today on his skull.

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