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Levi G. Trexler

Name:  Levi Gladstone Trexler

Date of Birth: 1897

Date of Death: 03/31/1933

Location of Death: Spray, North Carolina









Prohibition Agents Levi Trexler and L. C. Felts were patrolling the roadways around Rockingham County, NC, for liquor transporters. They observed a suspicious vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and began a pursuit.  The chase continued for many miles and as the government car rounded a curve in the road they lost control, the car went into a spin and overturned. Agent Trexler suffered a crushed skull and died at the scene.  Agent Felts suffered a broken shoulder and several bruises. The identity of the suspect vehicle was never determined.


Agent Trexler joined the Prohibition Unit on 3//1922, with an annual salary of $1,500.  He carried badge #1420.


Agent Trexler was born in Gold Hill, NC.  He was survived by his wife, Sarah and their daughter, Margaret.