Randolph County, Indiana
The Winchester Newspaper
Samuel Dull, 55, of Muncie was instantly killed and his wife, Nora, 45, fatally injured Saturday evening when they were struck by an automobile driven by Daniel Ruble of near Farmland.
November 19, 1931
ACCIDENT RESULTS IN DEATH OF TWO
The accident occurred on State Road 28, near Parker, while the Dull Machine was stopped by the roadside on account of a flat tire. Dull was instantly killed when he was struck by Ruble's car as he crouched at the rear of his own machine repairing the tire. Mrs. Dull, who was standing nearby, received injuries that cause her death before she could be attended at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie. Both cars were headed eastward, the Dull machine having been parked at the side of the road while repairs to a left rear tire were being made. Mrs. Dull was caught on the right front fender of the Ruble car and carried across the road, where she was pinned in a ditch beneath the car.
Ruble claimed he saw no lights on the parked car and remembered passing no one the road prior to the crash. Ruble was taken into custody bur was released under $3,000 bond, and at the coroners inquest held in Muncie Monday, Coroner C. G. Piepho announced that he would release the bondsman and exonerate Mr. Ruble unless more conclusive evidence is given against him.
Mr. and Mrs. Dull were well know in this community. They are survived by two sons, Thomas of Muncie and Delmas of Whittier, Calif. Mrs. Dull is survived by the mother, Mrs. John Life, of Farmland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Herbert Groves, of Parker, and Mrs. Forrest Zimmerman, of Collett, 2 brothers, Joseph Life of Hayesville, Kas., and Paul Life, of Farmland. Mr. Dull is survived by the mother, Mrs. Laura Dull of near Winchester, 3 sisters, Mr. E. R. Penery of Farmland, Mrs. Ora Bortner and Mrs. Mahala Mosier of near Winchester and one brother, John Dull of this city.
Double funeral services will be held at Hopewell church Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock by Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Interment will be made in adjoining cemetery.
Contributed by Mary Kay Mills Guinn
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