Gustine Standard [Gustine, CA.]
Thursday, April 16, 1931


Nathan Fadden, 20, son of Mrs. Henry Knight of this place, and well-known here where he was an employee at the California Milk Products company plant, passed away at the Newman hospital last night, following a motorcycle accident which occurred while he was riding in Newman. The young man died without regaining consciousness.

Eye witnesses to the accident state that young Fadden attempted to turn the coroner at the Patchetts & Carstensen garage in Newman at a high rate of speed, losing control of the machine and striking the curb. Fadden was hurled through the air for fifteen feet, hitting the side of the garage building with terrific force, literally crushing his head. He was rushed to the hospital, and though everything possible was done to save him, his injuries proved fatal.

Besides the mother, Nathan Fadden is survived by an older brother and five sisters.

The body is at the Davis Funeral Chapel pending funeral arrangements.
Gustine Standard [Gustine, CA.]
April 23, 1931


Funeral services for Nathan Francis Fadden, 21, who passed away last week as thge results of a motorcycle accident, were held from the Davis Funeral Chapel in Newman Saturday, with Rev. Stewart Potter of the Gustine Community Presbyterian Church officiating. Fadden was the son of Mrs. Anna Knight of Gustine, and had made his home here for the past four years. Interment was in the Newman cemetery.

Transcribed by Alma Stone