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September 3, 1911 - Dr. & Mrs. Ernest S. Pillsbury are killed.
Arthur C. Pillsbury's older brother, Dr. Ernest Sargent Pillsbury and his wife, Sylvia Florence Ball Pillsbury, are killed in an auto accident while on their way to Santa Barbara to celebrate their anniversary.  Their three children are in the back seat of their Auburn.    Within hours Pillsbury was on a train to ensure the children were cared for.  Pillsbury brought them back and adopted then a few weeks later on November 13, 1911.   Article is from the Oxnard Daily Courier, September 4, 1911.   Time Lines - 1911 through 1917