Local Woman Killed by Truck

Julia Bloss, Gier, O'Brien and Strecker

Mrs. Daniel Strecker, sixty, Union Avenue, Bridgeport was instantly killed this afternoon in Devon when she was struck by and automobile truck while alighting from a trolley car.The truck was operated by Henry P. Nothnagle, well known Milford Resident.

The accident took place on Naugatuck avenue near Highland street shortly after 2 o’clock. Mrs Strecker was on her way to visit her daughter, Mrs. Victor Williams who lives near by. While alighting from the street car Nothnagle’s truck knocked her down.

She was taken to the office Dr. G.A Bragaw, who pronounced her dead. She had received a broken neck, compound fracture of the skull and severe bruises.

Nothnagle who operates an automobile express line between Bridgeport and New Haven claimed that he did not think the trolley conductor was intending to discharge any passengers but was only slowing down. He was released under a $1,000 bound furnished by his wife. He is being charged with operating a motor vehicle so as to result in a death, and passing a standing troley. He will appear tomorrow morning before Coroner Eli Mix.

For some time Mrs. Strecker’s body was unidentified. Finally Mrs. Williams and her husband went to the home of her sister, Mrs Louis Edwards of Bay View seeking Mrs. Strecker. Failing to find her at the Edwards home Mr. and Mrs. Williams turned back and on the way home learned of the fatality. They went to the morgue and identified the body.

Bridgeport Telegram
September 12, 1927

Strecker – In Milford, Connecticut September 8, 1927. Julia A. beloved wife of Daniel Strecker of 532 Union avenue, Bridgeport, aged sixty-three years, six months and seven days.

She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs Victor Williams, Mrs Louis R. Edwards and Mrs. Clayton S. Ball; and granddaughter, Mrs George F. Johnson, and two grandsons, Louis R. Edwards Jr. and Gordon Sherman Edwards.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral at the residence of her daughter, Mrs Victor Williams, 464 Fairview street, Devon, on Monday, September 12th at 2PM Rev. Herman Wehmeyer of the First German Evangelical Lutheran Zion church at Bridgeport will officiate. Interment in family plot, Westville cementery, New Haven, Connecticut.

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