Strum, Howard A. 1914-1959

STRUM Howard A. (1914 – 1959)

May 10, 1914
Nottoway County
Virginia, USA


Apr. 17, 1959
East Liverpool
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA


East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. Saturday, 18 Apr 1959, pg. 1

Man Killed When Hit By Sports Car

City Driver Jailed In Death Of Newell District Father Of 8

A 44-year-old Newell area father of 8 died in City Hospital Friday night from injuries received when struck by a sports car a short time before on Route 66. Hancock County’s first traffic fatality for 1959 was Howard Strum, struck by a Corvette operated by an East Liverpool man while walking home from the afternoon shift at the Globe Brick Co. plant at Newell. Deputies at New Cumberland are holding William Swoger, 22, of 1432 Dresden Ave., on an open charge for further investigation. Deputies said Swoger was the driver of the auto, which is owned by another person. Mr. Strum died at 11:35 in the hospital emergency room, about 5 minutes after his arrival by ambulance. He suffered a compound fracture of the right leg, complete fracture of the left leg, multiple abrasions about the head, cheeks, forehead and chin. One of his legs was severed by the impact, authorities said. The victim was returning to his Congo area home after completing the shift at 11 p.m. He was a kiln helper at the brick plant. A six – member coroner’s jury was impaneled this morning by Squire John D. Herron of New Cumberland. The jury visited the scene of the accident and viewed the auto and the victim’s body this morning. An inquest will be held Monday night at 7:30 in Squire Herron’s office. The panel includes James Carson, James Fisher, Gerald Rainey, Benny Parr, Theodore Turley and Clifford Prosser. Mr. Strum was born in Crewe, Va., and has resided in the area for 35 years. He was a member of Local Union 647. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Virginia Tingler Strum; four sons, Raymond Eugene Strum, Henry Willis Strum and Howard Alec Strum, all at home, and Howard Lester Strum of Lisbon; four daughters, Marjorie Ann Strum, Eleanor Jane Strum, and Brenda Strum, all at home, and Mrs. Richard Laney of Wellsville. A sister, Mrs. Edna Schon of Chester; five brothers, Willard Strum, Wilbur Strum, Lawrence Strum and John Strum, all of Chester, and Willis Strum of Newell, his father, Alex Strum, of Shepherds Valley near Chester, and 2 grandchildren. Services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Arner Chapel in Chester by the Rev. A. D. McGaffick, pastor of the Free Methodist Church. Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday at the chapel in Chester.

Contributed by George Allison