Notes for Margaret Miriam Love: Miriam was a school teacher and a pianist. She had red hair.
Source: The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona November 25, 1927 TUSCON WOMAN KILLED AS CAR GOES IN DITCH Husband and Son in Hospital After Speeder Forces Car off Road BODY IS BROUGHT HERE Sheriffs of Pima and Santa Cruz Disagree Over Responsibility Mrs. S. L. Chaffey is dead and her husband and seven year old son Lloyd are in St. Mary's hospital, all of them victims of a "road hog" on the Tucson-Nogales highway. Mrs. Chaffey was killed when the automobile driven by her husband collided with the wall of a culvert over Sopore wash in Santa Cruz county about 35 miles south of Tucson about 7 o'clock last night. Chaffey was able to give only meager details of the accident last night and because of his condition was not told of his wife's death. He said a high powered car going at a terrific rate of speed bore down upon him and to avoid a head on collision he swerved to the side of the road, his car dropping into an arroyo paralleling the highway. Chaffey was returning to Tucson after a day spent at the border city with his wife and two children. Douglas, nine years old was uninjured in the accident. Investigation of the accident by local deputy sheriffs showed that Chaffey was driving north on the right-hand side of the road. The oncoming car apparently caused him to give over and for about 50 yards he drove with the right wheels of the car off the road and for about 100 yards drove completely off the road, but parallel to it. About 35 or 40 feet from the Soport wash culvert he applied his brakes and tried to get back on the road because of the depth of the wash. The car failed to make it and he crashed in to the north wing of the culvert. The impact threw Mrs. Chaffey completely through the windshield and the broken glass slashed her throat from ear to ear, severing the jugular vein and the windpipe. She died almost instantly, it is believed. The accident was found to be inside of the Santa Cruz county lines and shortly after the arrival of the Pima county officers, deputy sheriffs from Nogales arrived and conducted an investigation. It was not determined last night whether an inquest will be held, but in the event it is, it will be held at Nogales. Chaffey's and his son's injuries consist of deep lacerations on the hands, face and scalp and possibly internal injuries, according to hospital attaches. Chaffey is a building contractor and with his wife has lived in Tucson at 1416 East Mable Street for almost a year. The children came here about four months ago and …[illegible]… the accident to the Tucson man's car had occurred about a mile or so south of the Santa Cruz county line. A telephone call was sent to the Sheriff's office at Nogales and officials there informed the local office that the accident had occurred mile or so north of the Pima county line. Later investigation showed it was in the southern county. Delays Sustained Those who came to the scene of the accident explained their reasons for leaving the body of Mrs. Chaffey there until the officers arrived was in the belief that they had no authority to move the body despite the fact that no physician had yet pronounced her dead. The officers further delayed getting started by first asking Justice of the Peace and Coroner Edwin F. Jones if they had authority to hire an ambulance for the case. The body of Mrs. Chaffey was brought into the city about midnight and taken to the Arizona Mortuary. The driver of the car said to have crowded Chaffey off the road failed to stop, it is said, and was apparently unaware that an accident had occurred.
It is interesting to note the the first paragraph of this article identifies her as Mrs. S. L. Chaffey (her husband was A. E. Chaffey) and her initials were M. M. Chaffey.
More About Margaret Miriam Love: Alternate Spelling 1: Margaret Myrian Chaffey. Alternate Spelling 2: Margret Chaffey. Burial: Abt. November 27, 1927, Los Angeles, California. Occupation: School Teacher, Pianist.
More About Margaret Miriam Love and Albert Edward Chaffey: Marriage: Bet. 1905 - 1918
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