from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, March 17, 1932 – page 6, column 1:
Former Resident Killed
James A. Bovard, age 53 and a former resident of North Salem, but now of Brookville, was killed in an automobile accident, Monday. The car in which he was riding with Ross Briggs of Flora, Ind., collided with an Erie railroad train near the National highway at Springfield, Ohio. Bovard’s chest was crushed and he died in the city hospital in Springfield. James Bovard and family moved from North Salem about twelve years ago. He is remembered here for his genial disposition and ready wit and no man in this community had more friends. He leaves the widow and two daughters, Edith and Elinor.