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Florence Katherine Nadeau Ditch

Female 1886 - 1950  (63 years)


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  • Name Florence Katherine Nadeau Ditch 
    Born 14 Oct 1886  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Mar 1950  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3429  Rossville
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2020 

    Father David B Nadeau,   b. 5 Nov 1860, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1953, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Mary L Bourassa (Boursaw) Nadeau,   b. 13 May 1866, Valencia, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1964, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Family ID F1796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ora Ditch,   b. 1880,   d. 31 Mar 1948  (Age 68 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Helen M Ditch Brees,   b. 1907,   d. 1997  (Age 90 years)
     2. Virginia E Ditch Spangler,   b. 1909,   d. 1994  (Age 85 years)
     3. Doris F Ditch Stevens Snyder,   b. 1916,   d. 2005  (Age 89 years)
     4. Lloyd G Ditch,   b. 1918,   d. 2002  (Age 84 years)
     5. Agnes Arlene Ditch Long,   b. 1920,   d. 1990  (Age 70 years)
     6. Mary L Ditch Currey,   b. 1923,   d. 1998  (Age 75 years)
     7. Pat Ditch Hug
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2020 23:48:25 
    Family ID F1795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Ditch, Florence
    Obituary- Ditch, Florence
    FORMER ROSSVILLE WOMAN
    FATALLY INJURED BY CAR
    Services for Mrs. Florence Ditch, 63, of 1641 Western, Topeka, wife of the late Ora Ditch, who died early Sunday morning from injuries suffered when she was struck by an automobile at the corner of Seward and Ohio, in Topeka, were held Tuesday at 9:30 a. m. at Wall-Diffenderfer mortuary.
    Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Mrs. Ditch, with her daughter, Mrs. Milton Long, of 3735 Sena Drive, Topeka, was crossing Seward going toward their parked automobile on the north side of street shortly after midnight Saturday, when Roger Colby, 27, of Oskaloosa, driving a 1950 model Chevrolet and headed west, struck Mrs. Ditch. She was thrown on top of the carís hood and carried along the street. Skid marks on the pavement indicated the car traveled 138 feet from the point of impact before it came to a stop, officers said. According to Dr. H. L. Clark, coroner, Colby said he was driving between 40 and 45 miles an hour. Mrs. Ditch was dead on arrival of the ambulance at St. Francis hospital. Colby was arrested on a reckless driving charge.
    Mrs. Long was not hit, although she was only a few steps from her mother.
    Mrs. Ditch was born a mile northwest of Rossville October 14, 1886, and had been a resident of Topeka the last 25 years. Her husband, before his death March 31, 1948, was employed during the war as a foreman at the Supply Depot.
    Mrs. Ditch is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Roy Brees, Mrs. Charles Spangler, Mrs. Don Stevens, Mrs. Milton Long and Mrs. Lester Currey, all of Topeka; and Mrs. Norman Hug, Manhattan; a son Lloyd G. Ditch, Kansas City, Kansas; two grandchildren two great-grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Nadeau, Topeka; two sisters, Mrs. T.J. McManus, Topeka, and Mrs. Merle Hart, Phoenix, Ariz.; and four brothers, John and Ben Nadeau, Ventura, Calif.; Arch Nadeau, Kansas City, Mo and Edward Nadeau, Rossville.