Obit: Novy, Joe (1863? - 1940)
Surnames: Novy, Novey, Mauritz, Phaneuf, Reeves, Nelson, Haire, Copeland, Johnson, Wagsteadt, Sorenson, Snider, Foley, Ludovic
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin) 08/15/1940
Novy, Joe (1863? - 15 Aug. 1940)
Aged Man Injured in Automobile Accident
Joe Novy, age 77, a farmer living two and one-half miles southwest of Dorchester, was seriously injured Wednesday evening at about 10 o’clock when he was struck by a car driven by Miles Mauritz, of Abbotsford, Wis.
Mr. Mauritz accompanied by Warren Phaneuf, Gerry Reeves and Clarence Nelson, were driving the back road to Dorchester when they saw Mr. Novy walking to the middle of the road. Mr. Mauritz swung the car toward the ditch in an effort to avoid hitting the man who lunged toward the car.
The injured man was taken to a physician in Dorchester and then to the Medford Clinic, where he is suffering from concussion and a fractured leg. Traffic officers were notified and Officer Haire investigated the accident.
Word was received this afternoon that Mr. Novy died today as a result of the injuries received in the accident.
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin) 08/22/1940
Jury Finds Novey Death Accidental
At an inquest held at Dorchester last Friday morning, following the death of Joseph Novey, Miles Mauritz was freed of all blame in connection with the accident.
Joseph Novey was fatally injured, Wednesday night, when struck by a car driven by Miles Mauritz, near the southern village limits of Dorchester, Wis.
The coroner’s jury, composed of Gilbert Copeland, John Johnson, Ben Wagsteadt, Andrew Sorenson, all of Dorchester, and E. H. Snider, of Neillsville, viewed the body and heard the testimony of Dr. F. P. Foley of Dorchester; Miles Mauritz, Gerry Reeves, Clarence Nelson and Warren Phaneuf, who were passengers at the time of the accident; and officer W. R. Haire, who investigated the accident. They decided that the death of Joseph Novey was an unavoidable accident.
The inquest was conducted by Coroner P. C. Ludovic in the Dorchester village hall.
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