|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/3/1941.
Fall from Auto Fatal - Little Patty Gainer
Grantsville relatives and friends of the family were shocked by the
news of the death of Patricia Ann Gainer, 8 year old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Artie (Red) Gainer, former residents of Grantsville, now of Glenville.
The little girl fell from a automobile when a rear door became unlatched
and flew open while she was being taken to school Monday morning.
She was immediately taken to a Parkersburg hospital where she died Tuesday.
She is survived by her parents and one brother, Larry. Mr. and
Mrs. Everett Gainer of Joker, are grandparents of the little girl, and
Mrs. Verle Stewart, of South Grantsville, is an aunt. The father
was formerly head of the WPA sanitation work in this county, but has been
county supervisor of the NYA program in Gilmer county for the past two
Funeral services were held from the local Methodist church Thursday
afternoon in charge of Rev. S. Paris Bell, of Beckley, former pastor of
the local Methodist church, assisted by Rev. C.C. Perkins, of the same
church. Interment was in Bethlehem cemetery.