1958

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Facts

  • There were no fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the city of Charlottesville in 1958. However, there were 389 automobile accidents and 103 people were injured. [1] There were 12 fatalities in accidents in Albemarle County. [2]

Events

Deaths

  • December 15Mary Bernice Proffitt, aged 77. First known female member of the Seven Society. As news of her death spread around Grounds, the Chapel carillon tolled a familiar chime: seven notes struck simultaneously, seven times for seven seconds, the customary tolling for a member of the Seven Society. People were shocked. Until then, it was assumed that the Sevens were all male. [4]

1958 election

  • June 10 – The regular municipal election was held on this Tuesday. Louie L. Scribner was elected councilman of the City of Charlottesville for the term of office for four years commencing September 1, 1958.
  • August 5 – In the Clerk’s Office of the Corporation Court of the City of Charlottesville Louie L. Scribner, who was elected councilman of the City of Charlottesville for the term of office for four years commencing September 1, 1958, took the oath of office before C. E. Moran, Clerk.

References

  1. Print: No Traffic Deaths here in '58 But Accidents Climb, Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 2, 1959, Page .
  2. Print: Area Traffic Death Toll in 1958 Shows Decrease of 17 Per Cent, Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 5, 1959, Page .
  3. Web. First Dogwood Festival celebrated 59 years ago kicked off April 23, The Daily Progress staff, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, Apr 21, 2017, retrieved Apr 21, 2021.
  4. https://uvamagazine.org/articles/first_things_first