|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1907|
|Death: ||Jul. 31, 1915|
CAUGHT IN SADDLE STIRRUP
Last Saturday was to have been a picnicing day in the vicinity of Eaton and little eight year old Jimmie Knott got up early to get his cattle onto the range before time for the gathering.
He and A.W.Scott were in charge of the stock that morning and all went off as usual until Jimmie's horse made a side-step as it crossed a cow-trail ditch. The horse stumbled and the boy slid out of the saddle. His feet were in the straps above the stirrup and could not be removed before the horse started to run. It was off with a flash and Mr. Smith in chase. He had no show with a frightened horse running in a straight line. It dashed over a hill and dropped the little fellow when no one saw him fall. By the time Mr. Scott reached him, life was extinct. Mr. Scott then went to the house and told the father, H. H. Knott, and they drove out after the body.
Jimmie was the oldest of two children, and his ability to handle horses was a source of pride to his parents. His short life has been well written and his name will be recorded in the list of accidents that have marred the homes of millions all over the land.
George Temple and A.W.Scott came to town Saturday afternoon for a casket and the funeral was held on Monday, at the Wyncote school house conducted by Rev. Mahaffey of Torrington, assisted by Rev. Jacobs of the Red Cloud Mission Presbyterian church, and the body was laid in the local cemetery that is on the Emory B.Hudson Ranch. (Jimmie's great uncle)
The family have the sympathy of the community in this untold of all sad bereavements,
Hudson Hiram Knott (1878 - 1935)
Dora Pease Knott (1877 - 1948)
Maintained by: carolyn leonard
Originally Created by: Ellen Bishop
Record added: Aug 22, 2010
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