On 23 July 1948, Roscoe Campbell Hutchinson was electrocuted while on the job at the National Tube company. He was 51 years old, leaving a wife, four children, two brothers, two sisters, and his mother Loretta Hutchinson.
A week after Roscoe’s unexpected death, Loretta Hutchinson stepped around a large commercial grass mower and was hit by a car driving 45 mph. She died instantly. It’s believed that Loretta was crying about the recent death of her son, that she never saw the car coming. Loretta’s sister, Ethel Gold, who witnessed the tragic event, developed many health problems as a result from the shock.
Loretta is buried with her sons Roscoe and Victor at the Locust Grove Cemetery in Ellwood City, PA.
(Relation: Loretta Alice Zillifro → Cametta Marie Hutchinson → Robert Lee Updegraff → Barbara Updegraff → Me)
Whew, you can almost feel the pain that this family must have experienced. It’s got to be rough for a son and mother to go this close together. Old obituaries sure provide a lot of detail compared to the typical modern one.