was born at York Co., Pennsylvania
, on 20 October 1871. He was the son of Michael Dellinger
and Susan Fry
. He married Minnie Keller
at York, York Co., Pennsylvania
, on 5 June 1892. William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Hellam Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
. William died on 6 June 1927 at Wrightsville, York Co., Pennsylvania
, at age 55. He was New Tag Obituary from a 7 June 1927 York Co., Pennsylvania newspaper:
"STEPS TO DEATH IN FRONT OF AUTO
Wrightsville Man Fatally Injured When Klaxon Bewilders Him
HAD FRACTURED SKULL
Stepping into the path of an approaching machine after the sound of the klaxton had bewildered him. William J. Dellinger, North Fourth street, Wrightsville, sustained injuries at about 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon which resulted in his death one hour and ten minutes later at the York hospital. He was aged 55 years, 9 months and 16 days.
Dellinger, who was a foreman of a construction crew of the York Railways company, with Allen Cromling, Elwood Cromling and David O. Ness, was engaged in some work along the Lincoln Highway, east, in front of the Ralph Cannon residence. He was standing on the north side of the highway as three Ford coupes approached. The driver of the front one sounded a warning signal. The accident followed.
Accident Ended Vacation
William H. Shrader, a rural route mail carrier of Westville, N.J., was at the wheel of the first machine, the one which struck the man. With him was his wife. The Shrader care bore New Jersey license tags, z4393.
The accident provided an abrupt termination to a vacation which Shrader and his wife, and the occupants of the other two Ford coupes were enjoying. The party was returning to New Jersey after touring south from their home. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Shrader, there were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Shrader, Melvin Shrader, Jr., Harold Shrader, Miss Caroline Weaver, and Miss Harriet McCormick in the car.
Head Struck Pipe
After being struck by the machine, Dellinger's head struck a pipe lying along the highway. He was rendered unconscious and did not regain consciousness. Vernon S. Nusz, of Wrightsville, who happened along, rushed the man to the York hospital, where he was taken into the emergency room at 3:45 o'clock, admitted as a patient at 4 o'clock, and died at 4:40 o'clock.
His death resulted from a fracture at the base of the skull and cerebral hemorrhages. He sustained the major injury upon striking the pipe in his fall. The pipe lying along the highway is being used for the extension of a gas line from York to Wrightsville.
Driver Not Speeding
That the Shrader coupe was not traveling at a high rate of speed is evident from the fact that the driver halted his machine almost as soon as he had collided with the man. Dellinger was laying at the front wheel of the machine.
Following Dellinger's death last evening at York hospital, the coroner, Dr. L.U. Zech, questioned the dead man's fellow workers and each presented an identical story. Dr. Zech later informed the members of the party who had put up at a tourist's camp near the city, of the death.
After being notified of the mishap, District Attorney Amos W. Herrmann detailed Detective W.W. Fickes to the scene to conduct an investigation. The driver of the death car has been ordered to appear at the office of Coroner Zech this morning.
Body Taken To Wrightsville
The body was removed from the hospital yesterday by the undertaker Edward Etzweiler, of Wrightsville, who prepared it for burial. It was later removed to the late home.
Mr. Dellinger leaves his widow, Mrs. Minnie Dellinger; a daughter, Mrs. W.M. Peters, York; a grandson, Kenneth Peters, York; a sister, Mrs. Anna Shue, Hallam township, near Fairmount, and five brothers: Joseph Dellinger, Hallam township, near Fairmount; John Dellinger, Safe Harbor, Md; George Dellinger, Hallam township, near Fairmount; Samuel Dellinger, Mechanicsburg, and David L. Dellinger, York, R.D. 5.
Funeral services will be conducted at the late home at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon. The body will be interred in Fairview cemetery, Wrightsville."
Obituary from another paper:
"DELLINGER - On June 6, 1927, at 4:40 p.m. at the York hospital, William J. Dellinger, aged 55 years, 7 months, 16 days.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral the funeral services at his late residence North Fourth street. Interment in Fairview cemetery Wrightsville."
On 7 June 1927 at York Co., Pennsylvania
. William's will was probated at York Co., Pennsylvania
, on 14 June 1927.