Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday November 10, 1930
Page 1 column 3
Mrs. Virginia Scarth, of Near Fairland, Victim of Auto Accident
Accident Occurred on State Highway
Short Distance North of City
          One person was killed and three others were injured Sunday night about eight thirty o’clock, in an automobile accident that occurred on state road No. 29, about two and one-half miles north of Shelbyville.
          Mrs. Virginia Scarth, 19, of west of Fairland, died instantly.  She suffered a crushed skull and broken neck, and was also badly cut on the face and head.  Her husband, Geoffrey Scarth, was dazed, and was cut on the face and arms.  He was also badly bruised about the body.
          Edward Sipes, 740 Fourth street, this city, son of  Dennis Sipes, was cut and his nose was broken.  His companion, Miss Mary Kertcher, of First street, was also cut on the face.  Sipes and Miss Kertcher were brought to the hospital here and after being released, were sent to their homes.  Mr. Scarth remained at the hospital through the night.
          Sheriff George A. Nigh and his deputy,  Earl Trees, were notified f the accident and made investigation.  They were informed that Scarth and his wife were returning to their home on the  Dorsey Jones  farm, two miles west of Fairland, after attending a motion picture show in Shelbyville.  According to the statement made to the sheriff by Sipes,  Scarth made a left turn, driving his car directly in front of the machine operated by Sipes.  The car of Sipes struck the Scarth machine on the side, crushing it and turning it on its side on the pavement.  Mrs. Scarth was dead when taken from the machine.
          Mrs. Scarth was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asher Milner, of Fairland.  Her grandfather, Tom Milner, a former trustee of Brandywine township, met with an accidental death several years ago, being killed by a train.
          Mrs. Scarth was born in Fairland, April 21, 1911.  Her marriage to Mr. Scarth took place on April 8, 1930.  Besides the husband and the parents she leaves three sisters and a brother. Helen Fern,  Nancy Ann  and  Thomas Milner, all at home.  The grandmothers, Mrs. Maggie Conrad, of Shelbyville, and Mrs. Jennie Milner, of Fairland also survive. Mrs. Scarth was a graduate of the Fairland high school and a member of the Christian church of Fairland.
          The funeral service will be held in the Fairland Christian church Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock.  Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son. Friends may call at the home in Fairland any time after five o’clock this evening.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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