KILLED BY CAR
From the Colon Express, October 17, 1940: ”Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Michael and daughters, Nadine and Janis, attended the funeral of Mr. Michael’s stepmother, Mrs. Rose Michael, at Union City, Sunday.
Mrs. Michael, aged 72, wife of John Michael, was killed instantly when she was struck by an automobile while walking across M-60 in front of her home east of Union City about 4:45 p.m. Friday. She was going to the mailbox, crossing the pavement.
The driver of the car was John Fletcher, St. Joseph county treasurer, who made the statement that he did not see Mrs. Michael until he struck her. An inquest will be held some time this week.