Recuperation of Joe Dawson #2

In this contribution from Larry Snyder, the grandson of Joe's brother Charles, we can see 1912 Indianapolis 500 winner Joe Dawson recuperating from injuries suffered in the 1914 Indianapolis 500. He suffered back injuries that proved to be career ending. It is believed Joe met his first wife, Janet A. Overman and married April 21, 1917. There is no known record of the reason their union ended.  It is believed Janet worked as a nurse at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where Joe recuperated after his devestating 1914 Indianapolis 500 accident that ended his auto racing career. This is one of two photos of Joe in the hospital.
Check out my article about Joseph Crooke Dawson the great auto racing champion - a man about which too little has been recorded.

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