The Evening Republican, October 10, 1921, p. 1. Charles H. McQueen, 66 years old, a life-long resident of this county, died Saturday night at 9:30 o’clock [October 8, 1921] at his home 157 Indiana Avenue, East Columbus, of injuries received several days ago in an accident when he was thrown from his bicycle by being struck by an automobile driven by William Jones, also of East Columbus.
Mr. McQueen was on his way home from his work at the Mooney tannery when the accident happened. He was turning off of California Street onto Third Street, going east, when he was struck by Mr. Jones driving a Ford. McQueen was thrown off his bicycle striking on the pavement on his head and he sustained a severe injury to his spine. He was rendered unconscious in which condition he remained until his death.
Born and reared in this county, Mr. McQueen was a very widely known man. He formerly lived in the Jonesville neighborhood and later lived at Clifford and St. Louis Crossing from which place he located with his family in this city. Sixteen years ago he moved to East Columbus. He had been employed at the Mooney tannery for about eight years and was considered one of the company’s best workmen. He was a highly respected and a well liked man.
His widow, three sons, Harry, Claude, and Cloy McQueen, and two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Harrison, all of East Columbus, and Mrs. Dollie Harrison, of Illinois, survive.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence conducted by Rev. J. L. Perry. Burial in Garland Brook Cemetery.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman