Jacobs, John Carroll – 1943-1946
Posted By: Diana Wagner
Date: 5/11/2022 at 12:49:39
Boy, Nearly 3, Fatally Injured In Car Mishap
John Carroll Jacobs Hit By Car While Crossing Road Near Newton
Little John Carroll Jacobs, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jacobs of west of Newton, died almost instantly of a broken neck Friday afternoon when he was struck by a car driven by Mrs. Richard L. Ross of Sharon, Pa., here visiting relatives.
The mishap occurred at about 4:40 o’clock yesterday afternoon on Highway No. 6, in the Country Club acres vicinity.
The little fellow, who would have been three years old on Oct. 17, apparently started across the highway to follow his two older sisters who were on the north side of the road, and ran into the oncoming car. He was bumped with the right fender of the car. He apparently suffered only some bruises otherwise, the collision being in such fashion that the major impact affected his neck.
Mrs. Ross stopped her car immediately and took the boy to the Skiff hospital. Mr. Jacobs, the boy’s father, and Clinton, an older brother, were on the porch of the Jacobs home in front of which the fatal accident occurred. They came to the scene immediately and the father picked up the boy and held him while the trip was made to the hospital.
Wayne Rorabaugh, Newton fireman, happened to be at a nearby oil station and when he saw the accident drove up to give assistance. Wayne has a fire siren on his car and he turned around and led the Ross car to the hospital.
The youngster was dead when he arrived and County Coroner Ralph V. Toland said that the boy died almost instantly, from the fractured neck. Toland said that no inquest would be held and the fatality was termed an accident.
Jasper county sheriff’s officers said that Mrs. Ross told them she had just taken her husband out to the Westwood Golf course and was returning to Newton. She said she had stopped at the park entrance stop sign and then turned east towards town. The mishap occurred about two or three blocks east. She told officers, they said, that she and Mrs. Fred Harris, who was riding with her, noticed the two little girls on the north side of the street, but didn’t see the little boy on the south side of the road until just at the time of the accident. A cluster of mailboxes in the vicinity on the south side of the road may have marred the view there a bit, too, both for the car and the little boy.
Services Not Set
The body has been taken to the Morgan Funeral home. Funeral arrangements had not been completed by noon today, pending word from relatives out of town. It was thought services would be held Monday or Tuesday. They will be held at the funeral home, with burial in the Newton Union cemetery.
John Carroll is survived by his parents and five brothers and sisters – Clinton, 17, Dorothy, 15, Rolland, 12, Naomi, 9, and Wanda, 5; by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jacobs of Springville, Colo., and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura T. Bevard of Cedarville, Kans. All grandparents are planning to come to Newton for the services. He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother, who died in infancy.
Mr. Carroll (sic) is a molder in the greyiron foundry at the Maytag company. The family has resided in Newton for the past two years. Preceding that they lived in Oskaloosa for about 11 years, where he was engaged in the milk business.
The fatality marked the 10th in Jasper county this year from highway accidents.
Source: Newton (IA) Daily News; Saturday, September 7, 1946
Services For Boy This Afternoon
Funeral services were to be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock for John Carroll Jacobs, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Jacobs who was fatally injured in a highway mishap in front of his home on Highway No. 6 west of Newton last Friday afternoon.
The Rev. Lloyd M. Franke, pastor of the local Nazarene church, was in charge. Burial was in the Newton Union cemetery. The services were held from Morgan and Son Funeral home.
The youngster died of a fractured neck when he bumped with the front fender of a car driven by Mrs. Richard Ross of Sharon, Pa., as he apparently started to cross the busy highway. The accident occurred just about a mile west of the Newton city limits.
Little John Carroll is survived by his parents and five brothers and sisters.
Source: Newton (IA) Daily News; Monday, September 9, 1946
Services Held Here For 3-Year Old Jacobs Boy
Services were held Monday of this week for little John Carroll Jacobs, here-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Jacobs of west of Newton, who was fatally injured last Friday when he bumped into a car on Highway No. 6 as he apparently sought to cross the highway.
The little fellow died of a fractured neck. He would have been three years of age on Oct. 17.
The Rev. Lloyd Franke, pastor of the Nazarene church, was in charge of the services held at the Morgan Funeral home here. Interment was in the Newton Union cemetery.
Pallbearers were Paul McClelland, Doyle Mulbrook, Sam Bullers, and Charles Tabor, all school friends of an older brother, Clinton. Mrs. Clarence Wilson and Mrs. Charles Wert were in charge of the flowers.
Mrs. R. A. Ferring, accompanied by Mrs. Bernard Stanton, sang “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” and “The Lord Is My Shepherd.”
John Carroll is survived by his parents and five brothers and sisters – Clinton, 17, Dorothy, 15, Rolland, 12, Naomi, 9, and Wanda, 5; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jacobs of Springville, Colo., and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura T. Bevard of Cedarville, Kans. The two grandmothers were here for the services.
Other relatives attending the services included Cecil Jacobs, an uncle, of Lyons, Kans., Mr. and Mrs. Milo Jacobs, uncle and aunt of Omaha, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. John Wert, an aunt and uncle of Newton, and other relatives from Fremont and Knoxville, Iowa, as well as from Newton.
Source: Newton (IA) Daily News; Thursday, September 12, 1946
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