Saturday, November 19, 2011

Grandpa Wallen's Stolen Chevrolet Touring Car 1926

1925 Chevrolet Touring Car
Thanks to this online Decatur Review newspaper, now I even know what my grandfather drove when my dad was 5 years old, cool!

Apr. 11, 1926 - Decatur Review
     William J. Wallen, R. R. 5, "Homewood Place," reports that his Chevrolet touring car was stolen Saturday night while he was in town. The car's license number is 155-533.

Apr. 23, 1926 - Decatur Review
Had Auto Stolen From W. J. Wallen - April 10.
     J. D. Allison of Cero Gordo was arrested in Grant Park Thursday, having in his possession the automobile stolen from W. J. Wallen in Decatur on April 10. There was another man with Allison, but he got away. Allison is wanted in Piatt county for jumping his bond in another case and he will be tried there first. He denied taking the car, crediting the theft to the man who escaped. The latter's name was not learned.
     The automobile stolen from Wilbur Etchison on April 4 was found in Vandalia Thursday.

1925 Chevrolet Touring Car



  1. That's a nice tidbit of news. I'm not into cars, but the photos show it was a beautiful car.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the newspapers, ohhhh, we said that before, didn't we?? Great car images!

  3. A great piece of family history! I'm sure it wasn't fun at the time, but these little details make researching so much more interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Okay...we are guilty of not looking at your blog, however, we are now looking!!!! The car article was so cool. The pic of Lela looks so much like your Mom. Do you know anything more about her? She was a beautiful woman!
    Mike's comment about the car "shit hot". We are now looking at some of the obits.