Souderton, PA Car Plunges Into Quarry, Jun 1930

7 MOTORISTS DIE IN STONE QUARRY.

AUTO HURLS INTO PIT NEAR SOUDERTON; 2 BODIES FOUND.

Philadelphia, June 9 (AP) - Police of Souderton, Pa., announced tonight they had recovered and identified the bodies of two persons and were grappling for five others, all of whom drowned Sunday when their automobile plunged into an abandoned stone quarry about a mile from Souderton. Six of the victims were members of one family. All were Philadelphians.
The dead:
MRS. EMMA WISHAM, 69, Germantown, Philadelphia;
MISS ELLA WISHAM, 45, a daughter;
ELMER WISHAM, 43, a son;
MRS. HELEN WISHAM, 45, wife of Elmer;
HAROLD WISHAM, 14, son of Elmer and Helen Wisham;
THELMA NABORS, 3, daughter of Mrs. George Nabors, a daughter of Mrs. Emma Wisham;
RALPH CUPITT, 45, friend of the family and driver of the car.
The accident was not discovered until today, when a man passing the quarry saw two hats floating on the water which fills it to a depth of 20 feet. He also observed a break in a wire cable that guarded the quarry and a broken post, and notified Chief of Police G. E. Kulp.
Returning to the quarry they saw the wreckage of an automobile at the bottom of the pit and sometime later the bodies of two women came to the surface. They were identified subsequently by a Mrs. Cressman at whose home the victims were to visit.

Reading Times Pennsylvania 1930-06-10