Obituary of Millard Teachey ~ 1941
Source: Wilmington Morning Star Mar 1 1941
Train-Car Crash Takes Four Lives
Millard and Adrian Teachey, Mrs. Newton and Baby Killed Near Watha
Burgaw, Feb. 28 -- Four persons were killed instantly early this morning
when the car in which they were riding was struck by a southbound Atlantic
Coast Line railroad freight train near Watha, Sheriff Jack Brown, of Pender
The dead are:
Millard Teachey and Adrian Teachey, brothers, of Watha.
Mrs. Paulie Newton, sister of the Teacheys, and her 18-months old baby.
Sheriff Brown said that he had not completed his investigation last night.
An inquest into the deaths will probably be held next week, he said.
Highway patrolmen who investigated the deaths said that the car was struck
by the train when it drove on the tracks just as the train was approaching
the highway crossing, about a half mile from Watha. There were no signal
warnings or watchman at the crossing.
The bodies of the four were taken to the Quinn and McGowan funeral home at
Warsaw. Funeral services are to be held for all four Sunday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock. Complete arrangements for the funerals had not been made
The accident occurred about 8:30 o'clock this morning.
The three adults are survived by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Teachey,
three brothers, Elbert Teachey, J. W. Teachey and Aubrey Teachey, and a
sister, Katherine Teachey. Mrs. Newton is also survived by her husband,
George Newton, and two daughters, Annette and Annelle Newton, twins, six
years of age.
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