|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1881|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1897|
Six-Year-Old Son of Mr. and Mrs.
Red Lodge Picket
The six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Castlebury was dragged to death by a horse on Saturday morning last at Roberts. Mr. Castlebury was engaged in hitching his team in front of the house and handed his little boy the halter rope attached to one of the horses to hold. The boy passed the rope around his wrist and the next instant the team, which had not yet been attached to the vehicle, started and the child was jerked under the horses' feet. That frightened the animal and before Mr. Castlebury had time to grab hold of the lines, the team dashed forward on the run. The rope was just long enough to bring the boy under the horses's hind feet, whose cruel hoofs stamped out the little fellow's life. The child was dragged nearly 300 yards before the rope was loosened from around his body, and when the distracted father, who had given chase, reached the child's side, the boy was unconscious and dying from his terrible injuries. Picking up the child, the father ran as fast as he could to the house, where the poor little fellow gave a few gasps and passed away in the arms of his mother. The body was buried in the Red Lodge Cemetery.
Red Lodge Cemetery
Created by: Joy Bates
Record added: Sep 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42432029