|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1942|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 1947|
Ritzville Journal-Times, Thursday, April 1, 1948
Lad, 5, Falls To His Death In Washtucna
Mickey Bisson on Pigeon Hunt, Loses Hold on Elevator
Mickey Martin Bisson, five-year-old son of Max Bisson of Spokane and Mrs. Daisy Bisson of Washtucna, was fatally injured Saturday afternoon when he fell from the top of one of the Washtucna Grain Growers' elevators.
Multiple head injuries sustained when his body struck crossbars on the downward plunge caused almost instant death.
Mickey and another boy, Jimmy Taylor, were in search of pigeons, when, according to L. L. Bassett, bookkeeper for the Grain Growers, they asked him for permission to go into the warehouse.
Bassett denied permission but the boys evidently crawled under the warehouse and up the ladder from the pit to the top of the elevator. From there they crept onto the platform. Apparently Mickey lost his footing, for he plunged approximately 40 feet to the ground.
Hearing a loud thud in the direction of the warehouse, Walter Little, Washtucna water superintendent, who had been working nearby, ran to investigate.
He found the boy crumpled on the ground and carried him to the office of Dr. A. L. Victor, Washtucna physician. Mickey was then rushed to Ritzville General hospital where artificial respiration was applied
in a vain effort to revive him.
The body was taken to Duncan-Haight Funeral home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Washtucna Community church with the Rev. A. K. Walborn officiating.
The young victim, who was very small for his age, gained the admiration of Washtucna residents during the past week when he delivered the daily Spokane newspaper during the absence of his half-brother, Frankie, who has the route but was visiting in Spokane.
In addition to his parents and half-brother, Mickey is survived by a younger brother, Larry; a grandmother, Mrs. Verda Bisson of Washtucna, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Voyteck
Ritzville Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Paulette
Record added: Jun 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53333228
GODSPEED LITTLE MICKEY|
Added: Nov. 26, 2010