|Detail from Death Certificate of Carrie Adsit|
Although I can find a death notice for her from the May 9, 1922, Chicago Tribune in the Historical Newspapers database on Ancestry.com,
Fold3 has full issues of the Chicago Tribune covering the years 1849 - 1923.
|Chicago Sunday Tribune, May 7, 1922, page 1, from Fold3.com|
Carrie Adsit, Hit by Auto in Park, Dies
Miss Carrie J. Adsit, 70 years old, died in Columbus Memorial hospital late yesterday afternoon a few minutes after being struck by an automobile while she was walking in Lincoln park. She was a sister of Charles C. Adsit, La Salle street broker.
E. F. Helmas, 636 Briar place, driver of the machine, was arrested at the scene of the accident. Robert A. Tuke, 4021 Clarendon avenue, his brother-in-law and owner of the car, who was riding with Helmas when Miss Adsit was run down, drove away, but was captured half an hour later by the police as he was leaving the Helmas apartment by a rear door.
Dies in Hospital.
Miss Adsit was walking with her sister, Miss Jeanie Adsit, when the car bore down upon them, and she walked directly in front of it. She was thrown several feet and injured so badly that she died while being carried into the operating room at the hospital.
The Adsit family live at the Ambassador hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adsit [my great grandparents] and another brother, J. M. Adsit, lived with the two sisters. When Charles Adsit was suspended from the stock exchange for failure to meet his obligations, which were estimated at about $650,000, Miss Carrie Adsit was one of the members of the family who came to his assistance and aided him in the partial liquidation that has taken place. About 20 per cent of the debts have been paid.
Tuke Is Held.Lieut. Samuel Pincus of the Lincoln park police sent a squad of motorcycles after Tuke as soon as he learned the address of the owner of the car. Policemen Morley and Reynolds arrested Tuke in the rear of the apartment just as other officers entered by the front door. He was taken to the Hudson avenue station.
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