2/22/1914 - 3/16/1935

The Dublin Progress
March 16, 1935


Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church for Miss Lois Hailey, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hailey of this city. Miss Hailey died in an Edinburgh hospital from injuries received in an automoble crash last Thursday.

An account of the accident is reprinted from the Rio Grande City Herald of Friday, March 15. It follows:

"Rushing to McAllen with a pay roll to catch the outgoing mail last night, Mssrs. G.M. Campbell and P.W. Thurman, employees of the Pheonix Oil Corporation, accompanied by Miss Dorothy Stone and Miss Lois Hailey, met with a terrible accident, when after missing the McAllen train, they started out to catch it at Edinburg. They evidently were unaquainted with the right angle point about 8 miles north of McAllen, and when they struck the east and west Edinburg to Mission highway, they were going so fast they could not make the turn. The car crashed into a telegraph pole, breaking it off and completely demolishing the Chevrolet sedan they were driving.

The occupants were all critically injured and were rushed to the Edinburgh hospital for treatment.

Mr. Campbell had both legs broken and was badly bruised; Mr. Thurman received a fractured spine in several places; Miss. Hailey has a fractured skull, and Miss Stone, evidently is the least hurt of the party, was badly bruised and lacerated and may be injured internally."

Miss Hailey is survived by her parents, two brothers, Horace and Charles Roy Hailey, and a sister, Miss Bernice Hailey, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Reed. Interment was made in the Old Dublin Cemetery.

The Dublin Progress
March ?, 1935


Funeral services were held at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon of the past week at the Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. P.W. Walker and Rev. J. M. Bradford, for Miss Lois Blanche Hailey, whose death occurred in the Edinburgh hosipital at 2:30 Saturday morning, March 16th. Her death was the result of a skull fracture and other injuries received in an automobile accident Thursday night, March 14th, when the car in which she was riding with three other young people struck a telephone post and was completely demolished. The accident occured on the Edinburgh-Mission highway near Edinburgh.

Mr. and Mrs. Hailey left Friday afternoon for Edinburgh, arriving there a few hours after their daughter had succumbed to her injuries. She had been in the Valley since last June, employed as a governess in the family of Major and Mrs. R.E. Willoughby of Fort Ringgold.

The remains, accompanied by the father, arrived here Monday night and taken to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Reed, where they stayed until the funeral Tuesday afternoon.

Miss Lois was born in Dublin on February 22, 1914 and attended grammer school here. The family moved to West Texas and she was a member of the 1933 graduating class of the Big Spring High School, being one of the best loved and most popular members of her class.

Since becoming a young lady, she made frequent visits here to see her grandparents and during these visits she made a host of friends among the young people. She was a charming young lady of pleasing personality and a happy smile. Since leaving high school she held several positions and being ambitious and industrious, she readily secured work despite the depression.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hailey, two brothers, Horace and Charles Roy and a sister, Bernice, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Reed and many other relatives and a host of friends.

Active pall bearers were: R.V. Black, M.T. Black, Louis McCarty, Clovis McCarty, Travis Birdette and Grover Walker. Burial was at the Old Dublin cemetery, immediately following the funeral.

The following out of town relatives were here Tuesday for the funeral of Miss Lois Hailey: Mr. R.B. Hailey, Mr. R.L. Hailey, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Vaughn and daughter, Red Springs; Mrs. Benia Reed, Brady; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Smallwood and son, Mr. C.C. Hailey, Mr. Curtis Hailey, Mr. R.M. Watson, Stephenville; Mrs. Eugene Kruse, Ira; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mull, Fort Worth.

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