The Shelby Democrat
A former Shelby county resident was killed instantly today in a train-auto crash
December 4, 1947
IS KILLED AS
TRAIN HITS CAR
Wife of Roy Carder
Lived Near Marietta
Until Three Years Ago
Victim of the accident was Mrs. Clara C. Carder, of Edinburg,
who with her husband, Roy Carder, resided until three years ago on a farm one mile south of
Marietta in Jackson township.
Mrs. Carder was killed instantly as she drove her car into the path of a north-
bound Pennsylvania railroad passenger train at a crossing located at the south edge of Edinburg on the Johnson-
Bartholomew county line.
RAILROAD OFFICIALS said the crash victim, who was driving alone
apparently failed to heed the electric warning device at the crossing and drove directly into the path of the onrushing
locomotive. The auto was struck squarely by the train and was demolished. The train was passenger No. 315
and was northbound from Louisville to Chicago. The addicent occurred at 10:00 a.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Carder were engaged in farming south of Marietta until they moved to
Edinburg about three years ago. They operated a grocery store in Edinburg.
Mrs. Carder, who was 52 years old, moved with her husband and family from
Illinois to Indianapolis about 12 years ago. She was an active member of the Jollity Methodist Church.
Besdies the husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. C. H. Freeman
, of Edinburg; two sons, Ernest, of Indianapolis, and Leslie, of Libertyville,
Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Orean Waugh, of Edinburg, and Mrs. P. E. Cole, of Osceola, Ia.,
a niece, Mrs. Wayne Johnston, Edinburg, and a nephew.
During the late war Mrs. Carder and her husband were employed at Camp Atterbury.
Later, however, they moved to Edinburg, where they began operation of the Lincoln Street Grocery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming