Bryon, IL Auto Wreck, Nov 1938

Man Killed In Auto Crash South of Byron

(Consolidated News Service)
Byron, Ill., Nov. 12.-Fred Bakener, 65, was killed almost instantly shortly before noon today in an automobile accident in front of his farm home, five miles south the Byron on the Blackhawk trail.

A verdict of accidental death was returned at an inquest conducted late today by Dr. J.C. Akins, Foreston, Ogle County Coroner, at the Rock of Ages Funeral home here.

Mr. Bakener, who resides on the old Judd Waite farm, drove his automobile from the farm lane onto the highway, where it collided with another machine driven by Miss Helen A. Grass, Alderson, W.Va.

Morning Star, Rockford, IL 13 Nov 1938