Rodney Stenger

Born: Leaf River, IL 05/02/1902

Died: 1917 St. Anthony hospital


Father: Charles Ernest Stenger
Mother: Eva LaVerne Kuntzelman




Six Young Men Hurt When Earl Bengtson's Cadillac Skidded in Mud Near Roscoe

Skidding in the mud on the road near Roscoe, the Cadillac auto owned by Earl Bengtson and driven by his brother, LaVerne Bengston, turned turtle late Saturday night. The six occupants of the machine were thrown out but escaped serious injury, the most painfully hurt being Paul Johnson, who received a fracture of the right leg. The top of the machine was torn off. but otherwise was not badly damaged. The injured young men were taken to St. Anthony hospital. Le Roy Strom received scalp wounds and was able to leave the hospital today. Rodney Stenger [sic] was scratched and bruised. "Red" Cullen received several scalp cuts. La Verne Bengtson received a scalp cut which did not necessitate his staying at the hospital. Harry Vestal was shaken up but not injured. [offered by Thelma Thomas Livingston/Carole Ann Heller]

RODNEY STENGER        (handwritten 1917)

Rodney Stenger, fifteen years old, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Charles H. Stenger of 214 North Fifth street, died at St. Anthony hospital yesterday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock from injuries received in an auto accident near Roscoe Sunday forenoon. He was a passenger in the machine driven by Earl Bengston, which turned turtle on the return trip from Janesville Sunday. It is thought his neck was broken by the fall. The body was turned over to Coroner McAllister.

Rodney Stenger was born in Leaf River, May 2, 1902, and came with his parents to Rockford when four years of age. He was in his first year at Rockford high school. Besides the parents, he is survived by three brothers, Randolph, Kenneth and Kermit Stenger. [offered by Thelma Thomas Livingston/Carole Ann Heller]



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