South Waterboro, ME Auto Wreck, May 1951

Springvale Man Dies Of Injuries

State Highway Toll Is Three Over 1950 Mark

(Special Dispatch)

Sanford, May 29.---Maine's 1951 highway death toll climbed to 52 today, three over the 1950 mark and nine over the "49 total on the same date, when Rupert Lord, 43, of Springvale succumbed in Goodall Hospital to injuries suffered Monday evening.

Lord was operator of a car which left the road on a sharp curve at South Waterboro, climbed a stone wall and smashed into a tree. A passenger, Mrs. Leola Griffin Trout, 35, of Springvale died instantly.

Lord a lumberman had lived at Springvale for 25 years. He was born at Kezar Falls, a son of James Lord of Biddeford and the late Florence Fox Lord.

Surviving are his widow Mrs. Alta Gilpatrick Lord his father, a daughter. Mrs Betty Young, Springvale two brothers, Robert and Magnus, Lord Sanford, three sisters. Mrs. Archie Shirley of Sanford, Mrs. John Burbank of Kezar Falls and Miss Flora Lord of Wolfeboro, N.H.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Hurd Funeral Home Sanford. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery South Waterboro.

Service for Mrs. Trout will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Caril Funeral Home Springvale, with interment in Riverside Cemetery.

Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME 30 May 1951