|Death: ||Sep. 25, 1945|
The three latest burials in the Flournoy Cemetery are those of the Gibson family. Dr. Richmond E. Gibson, an old-time doctor in the Paskenta area, obtained the property through marriage into the Flournoy family. He died in 1941. Amy Gibson, a daughter of Dr. Gibson and his wife, Elizabeth Harriet Flournoy-Gibson, was the last to be buried here. Amie was killed by a bull in the 1940's, not long after the death of her father.
Story Courtesy of Charles Martin and photo by Clark Cook of colusi.org.
Corning Daily News, Friday, 20 July 1945:
Woman Is Gored to Death by Bull on Tehama Co. Ranch
Mrs. Merlin Neal, 46, was gored and trampled to death early today by a bull on the Neal ranch, 18 miles west of Corning.
Deputy Coroner Les Gupton, who investigated, said Mrs. Neal had gone into a field where the bull, purchased only yesterday in Orland, was pastured.
When she did not return to the house, Mr. Neal began looking for her. About 9:30 a.m. he found her battered body in the field. It was undetermined how long she had been dead. Gupton said there were no witnesses to the attack.
When the bull, a large Guernsey, could not be driven from near Mrs. Neal's body by other means, it was shot through the nose by Fred Hulse, a neighbor.
Gupton said Corner George Hoyt probably would hold an inquest.
Mrs. Neal was the former Amy Gibson, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. R. E. Gibson, who resided in the Flournoy district for many years.
Mrs. Neal is survived by her husband and several uncles and aunts.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Corning mortuary.
Red Bluff Daily News, Tuesday 24 July 1945
Last Rites Held In Corning for Mrs. Amy G. Neal
Funeral services were held at the Corning mortuary chapel yesterday for Mrs. Amy Gibson Neal, widely known Flournoy resident who was gored by a bull at her ranch home Friday.
Rev. Rea V. Kleinfeldt, pastor the Christian church officiated at the rites. Music was furnished by Mrs. C. C. Coad, Mrs. John Payne and Mrs. Dwain White.
The chapel was filled with relatives and friends of a member of a pioneer family of this county.
Pallbearers were: Lester Flood, Ray Barker, R. J. Stockton, F. D. Hulse, Harry Packs and E. P. Beard. Interment was in a private family burying ground on the Gibson ranch at Flournoy, beside the bodies of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. R. E. Gibson.
In addition to her husband, Merlin Neal, deceased is survived by two aunts, Mrs. O. W. Houghton and Mrs. Frances Harbert of Corning, and three uncles, W. E. Flournoy of Red Bluff , T. F. Flournoy of Paskenta and C. E. Flournoy of the Flournoy district.
- Researched and Transcribed by E.
Richmond E. Gibson (1854 - 1941)
Elizabeth Harriett Flournoy Gibson (1866 - 1941)
Created by: A Canon
Record added: Mar 18, 2007
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