Julie Middendorf transcribed this obituary from The Scotia Register (Scotia, Nebraska) and thought it might be of help to someone in the Lincoln Family Line:
The Scotia Register
Volume XXXI, Thursday, June 4, 1925, pg. 1, column 2
LEE LINCOLN, WESLEYAN STUDENT, IS KILLED
A complaint charging R. L. Beveridge with failure to stop and give aid following an accident will be filed Tuesday morning, Deputy County Attorney Max G. Towle said Monday, following the death of Lee Lincoln, 23, Nebraska Wesleyan senior, who succumbed at the Lincoln general hospital Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from injuries received Friday night when struck by the car driven by Beveridge.
An inquest is to be held at the Wadlow mortuary at 7 pm Monday.
Bevridge (sic), who did not stop following the accident, reported to police headquarters Saturday morning when he learned of the seriousness of the boy’s injuries. He was interviewed by Deputy County Attorney Max Towle, but no action was taken at that time.
Lee was struck while he and Miss Mae Auten were walking along the pavement on West P Street, near Salt Creek bridge, returning from a picnic in company with other students. Bevridge’s car struck him with one fender, knocking him to the pavement. He was brought to Lincoln by a passing motorist.
He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Lincoln, of Bayard. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers, Allen Lincoln, Guy R. Lincoln and E.R. Lincoln.
All the immediate family were in Lincoln Sunday, the mother and a brother coming early to witness the commencement exercises in which Lee was to have had a part, and the others coming after word of the accident was received. Lee would have received a degree from the university this week.
The direct cause of death was a basal skull fracture.
The body is being held at the Wadlow funeral parlors pending arrangements.- Lincoln Star
Lee Lincoln, the victim of the above described accident is well known by many Scotia people as he formerly lived here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Lincoln. The many Scotia friends of the Lincoln family will deeply sympathize with them.