[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0028]

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Shoes and scattered vegetables mark the death scene of a heroic Oklahoma City maid. Police officer L.A. Gramling is conducting an investigation. An Oklahoma City maid was killed Tuesday afternoon as she pushed a 5-year-old boy from the path of a careening car in the 3200 block N Ross. The woman, Mrs. Veola Christian Brown, 43, of 2417 NE 14, was hit by a car driven by a 16-year-old girl, knocked 81 feet, and died instantly of a broken neck. Police said the woman saved the life of ... continued below

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Winford, Wesley October 17, 1956.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0028]
  • Added Title: Shoes And Scattered Vegetables Mark The Death Scene Of A Heroic Oklahoma City Maid. Police Officer L.A. Gramling Is Conducting An Investigation.

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Shoes and scattered vegetables mark the death scene of a heroic Oklahoma City maid. Police officer L.A. Gramling is conducting an investigation. An Oklahoma City maid was killed Tuesday afternoon as she pushed a 5-year-old boy from the path of a careening car in the 3200 block N Ross. The woman, Mrs. Veola Christian Brown, 43, of 2417 NE 14, was hit by a car driven by a 16-year-old girl, knocked 81 feet, and died instantly of a broken neck. Police said the woman saved the life of her employer's son, Joe Steve Dobson, by pushing him out of the street into the curb as the car bore down on them. The boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Dobson, 3200 Winter drive. Driver Charged, Driver of the car, Patricia Ann O'Neal, Northwest Classen high school student, was charged with reckless driving. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. O'Neal, 2731 NW 34. Police said Mrs. Brown was walking down the street carrying a sack of groceries to the Dobson home. She was accompanied by young Dobson. They were returning from a trip to the grocery store. The car driven by Miss O'Neal swerved out of control, crossed over on the wrong side of the street, and struck Mrs. Brown less than a foot from the curb, police said. Miss O'Neal told police she reached down to pick up a book from the floor of the car. She said when she raised up "they were right in front of me and it was too late to do anything."

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PublishDate: 10-17-1956 Oklahoman

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

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  • October 17, 1956

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Winford, Wesley. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0028], photograph, October 17, 1956; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc207409/: accessed October 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.