I'm writing and attaching a photo of my
aunt who is buried in the Guadalupe Cemetery in Pharr, Texas.
I never met her since she died when she was just a baby.
I've heard the story of what happened
from her surviving 6 brothers and sisters as well as my grandmother.
Her parents, James Earl Frasier and Nina
Opal Goode Frasier were driving through Harlingen with Marion Gail and
her sister Avis.
My grandmother, Nina Opal apparently told
my grandfather, "they're not going to stop". She was referring to a car
coming towards the intersection they were fixing to cross.
My grandfather apparently replied, "they
have to stop, there's a stop sign".
Needless to say they did not stop. It
was a drunk driver that ran into them.
Shortly thereafter a man dressed in a
white suit came and took Avis who was covered in blood from the broken
glass and carried her all the way to the hospital. My grandmother took
Marion Gail. Once they reached the hospital in Harlingen, they were
turned away because they did not have the money to pay for services
Avis survived, but Marion Gail did not.
The man in the white suit was never seen
again and my grandmother used to comment about how she looked for him to
return the bloodied jacket that he had used to craddle Avis.