|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1902|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 1942|
Dean RORABAUGH, age 63, and Sam MOUNTS, age 40, farmers of the Gray community, were killed November 5, at Liberal, Kansas when a fast Rock Island passenger train crashed into their pickup at a grade crossing near the Liberal stockyards. The fatal crash was at 3 p.m. RORABAUGH was killed instantly. MOUNTS died a few hours later at 6:15 p.m. in a Liberal hospital. The two men had taken a load of hogs to the Liberal sale ring and were starting home after disposing of the hogs. The car, which was dragged for 75 yards by the train, was owned by RORABAUGH. Mrs. RORABAUGH and Mrs. MOUNTS had driven to Liberal in another car and were shopping when they heard of the tragic accident. The remains of both men were brought to Perryton by ambulances from the Wilson Funeral Home, who were in charge of the funeral services.
Double funeral services were conducted in Perryton Sunday afternoon, 1:30 o’clock, at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Ralph A. Durham, pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle, officiated at the services, with W. C. Bryan assisting.
Vocal selections for the service were by a double quartet composed of Mrs. Debs Riley, Mrs. Bernard Leslie, Mrs. Carl Ellis, Mrs. A. F. Shaff, Irvin R. Buchanan, Robert Lawrence, A. K. Wooten and Virgil Castle, accompanied by Mrs. D. R. Gaither at the piano.
The remains of Mr. MOUNTS were interred in the Ochiltree cemetery. Mr. RORABAUGH was buried in the Ochiltree cemetery.
Samuel A. MOUNTS was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MOUNTS in Lewis county, Missouri, August 16, 1902. At the age of 13 years, he moved with his parents to Alva, Oklahoma, where he grew to manhood, graduating from high school and receiving a degree from Northwestern College.
He was married April 19, 1930, to Miss Nell Rose ALBRIGHT of Watseka, Illinois. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to a farm near Gray where they were living at the time of Mr. MOUNTS’ tragic death at the age of 40 years, two months and 19 days.
He leaves to mourn his departure the wife and two sons: Duane, 9, and Del Ray, age 2; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MOUNTS; two sisters, Mrs. Stella REITVELD, Chicago, Illinois And Mrs. Luella DELANO, Gray; five brothers: Clarence, Charley, William and Kenneth of Gray, and Johnnie of Dalhart.
Pallbearers were Dwight SIMS, Ralph ADAMS, Frank LEATHERMAN, W. J. MILLER, Orlan BELL and Aldon BELL. Flower girls were Mrs. Frank LEATHERMAN, Mrs. W. J. MILLER, Mrs. Orlan BELL, Miss Marjory BOWLES, Miss Annabelle McCARTOR and Mrs. Aldon BELL.
(Published in The Ochiltree County Herald (TX), November 12, 1942.)
John W. Mounts (1872 - 1948)
Annie L. Mounts (1875 - 1966)
Nellie Rose Mounts (1904 - 1973)
Clarence Earl Mounts (1899 - 1953)*
Samuel A. Mounts (1902 - 1942)
Charley B. Mounts (1907 - 1977)*
William Mounts (1909 - 1988)*
Kenneth Mounts (1912 - 1992)*
Luella Mounts Delano (1920 - 2003)*
Plot: Section C / Row 11
Created by: Donna Barnes
Record added: May 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53025062