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Iva (Bausman) Leverton Killed in Car Accident

Because of a reader’s response on a previous post, I remembered an article I read about the death of Iva (Bausman) Leverton. It was found in the genealogy files belonging to Gertrude (Bausman) Schoenhard, a cousin of Iva’s and my maternal grandfather’s aunt.  The accident sounds pretty horrific.

There is no citation to the article.

Iva (Bausman) Leverton Car Accident
Iva (Bausman) Leverton Car Accident

Transcription of article:

Warren Women Die in Route 20 Crash

Two Warren women were killed Sunday afternoon when the car in which they were riding was struck broadside and then overturned on Highway 20 at an intersection 10 miles west of Freeport.

Three of four other occupants of the two cars involved were still in critical condition this morning at Deaconess Hospital and the fourth was reported in fair condition.

Dead from skull injuries are Mrs. LeRoy (Laura) Huett, and Mrs. Clinton (Iva) Leverton, both occupants of the front seat of the car driven by Mrs. Huett.

State troopers said the Huett vehicle, southbound, drove onto the highway directly in front of the westbound car driven by Paul E. Nelson, Skokie. Stop signs control north-south traffic.

In Critical Condition

In critical condition at the hospital are two other Warren women, Mrs. George Kleeberger, suffering severe forehead and scalp lacerations, skull fracture, internal injuries and shock; and Mrs. William Courtright, who sustained fractures of the ribs and skull, a concussion and was in shock when admitted.

Also in critical condition was Mrs. Paul Nelson, Skokie, with possible fractures of the skull and right hip, internal injuries and shock.

Her husband, reported in fair condition, suffered a fractured left wrist, possible rib fractures, lacerations to the lip and shock.

Severe Cranial Injuries

Coroner Gene Burke said both women died of severe skull injuries. Both were pronounced dead at the accident scene.

A coroner’s jury was impaneled this morning and an inquest will be held later.

The accident occurred on a straight stretch of road with good visibility reported from the intersection in both directions. The impact hurled the Huett automobile off the road where it turned over. The Nelson car also went into the ditch.

Extensive Damages

State Trooper Gordon Savage, who investigated, said the Huett car failed to yield the right of way at the intersection.

Damages to the two vehicles, one a ’57 model and the other a 1958, were reported at $2,200 to the automobile driven by Mrs. Huett and to the Nelson car, $3,000.

The bodies were taken to Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home Sunday by Deputy Coroner Orrie Tubbs, and today were taken to Bartell Funeral Home in Warren, where arrangements are being made.

Obituaries

Mrs. Leverton, the former Iva Bausman, was born July 29, 1901, near Warren, the daughter of George and Regena Mueller Bausman. She was married to Clinton Leverton who died in 1937.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles Breed of Stockton, Mrs. Gerald Sargent and Mrs. Howard White, both of Warren, and Mrs. Donald Krupke of South Wayne, Wis.; two sons, Franklin of Winslow and Gary in the Air Force, stationed in Milwaukee; and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Pansing of Warren.

Mrs. Huett was born at Lena, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Schneider Mammoser. She was married to LeRoy Huett, who died in 1948.

Surviving are two brothers, Ralph of Winslow and Joseph of Stockton; and a sister, Mrs. Roy Pillmore of Warren.

Funeral service for Mrs. Leverton will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Bartell Funeral Home with the Rev. William Tupper of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Services for Mrs. Huett will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Bartell Funeral Home, with Rev. Mr. Tupper, officiating. Burial also will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Obituary: Iva Lena (Bausman) Leverton

Iva (Bausman) Leverton was the daughter of George and Rachel (Miller) Bausman. Her obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standand on September 29, 1958.

This obituary is a bit odd since it has another obituary mixed in with it.  Paragraphs 1, 2 and 5 are Iva’s obituary.  Paragraphs 3, 4, and 6 reference a Mrs. Huett.  Why this obituary was written this way is a mystery.

Obituary: Iva (Bausman) Leverton

Transcription of obituary:
Mrs. Leverton, the former Iva Bausman, was bom July 29. 1901, near Warren. the daughter of George and Regena Mueller Bausman. She was married to Clinton Leverton who died in 1937.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles Breed of Stockton. Mrs. Gerald Sargent and Mrs. Howard White, both of Warren, and Mrs. Donald Krupke of South Wayne, Wis.; two sons, Franklin of Winslow and Gary in the Air Force, stationed in Milwaukee; and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Pansing of Warren.

Mrs. Huett was born at Lena, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Schneider Mammoser. She was married to LeRoy Huett, who died in 1948.

Surviving are two brothers, Ralph of Winslow and Joseph of Stockton; and a sister, Mrs. Roy Pillmore of Warren. Funeral service for Mrs. Leverton will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Bartell Funeral Home with the Rev. William Tupper of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Service for Mrs. Huett will be at 3:30 p.m, at the Bartell Funeral Home, with Rev. Mr. Tupper, officiating. Burial also will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Obituary: George John Bausman

Obituary announcement for George J. Bausman.  He was the son of George and Rachel (Miller) Bausman.  His obituary was published in Freeport Journal-Standard on Monday, February 20, 1956.

Obituary: George John Bausman

Transcription of obituary:

GEORGE J. BAUSMAN

WARREN—George Bausman, 70, died early this morning at his home. He was an employe of the Savanna Ordnance Depot until his retirement last year.

Mr. Bausman was born in November 1885 at Scales Mound, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bausman.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving are four sons, Earl, Lawrence, Clyde and Richard, all of Warren; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Pansing and Mrs. Clinton Leverton, both of Warren, and four grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending at the Bartell Funeral Home.

Obituary: George Bausman

George Bausman was the son of Nicholas Sr and Mary (Casper) Bausman, and the brother of my g-g-grandfather, Nicholas Bausman Jr.  George died on December 26, 1922, in Warren, Illinois.  I have no citation information for this obituary.

Obituary: George Bausman

Transcription of obituary:
George Bausman was born in Guilford township, Jo Daviess county, Ill., on Sept 5th, 1857, and passed away at Warren, on Tuesday, December 26, 1922. He is survived by the widow and five children.

He was married February 21st, 1882, to Miss Rachel Miller, of Guilford township. To this union were born three boys, Nick, George and John, all of Warren, two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Pansing and Mrs. Clinton Leverton, both of Warren.

Mr. Bausman spent the greater part of his life in Scales Mound, but in 1896 he bought a farm near Warren, where he lived until eight years ago, when he moved with his family to Warren to live.

He was a kind and loving husband and father, and will be greatly missed by the family as well as by the friends and neighbors.

The funeral was held on Thursday, Dec. 28th from the Lutheran church, and burial was made in Elmwood cemetery.

Card of thanks.
We wish to thank the kind neighbors and friends for their assistance during the illness and death of our loving husband and father, also for the floral offerings and the use of cars.

Mrs. Geo. Bausman and Children.