|Birth: ||Jan. 20, 1923|
|Death: ||May 29, 1934|
Blasted Tree Stump Kills Girl, 11
Strikes Her After Flying 250 Feet
A section of a tree stump blasted from the site of a new church to be erected at Thirteenth street and Duquesne road flew through the air 250 yesterday afternoon and struck and fatally injured the 11 year old daughter of the minister who will be pastor of the church.
The girl was Alice Famuliner, daughter of the Rev. John W. Famuliner and Mrs. Famuliner, 730 Highview avenue. She was standing beside her father's car watching men at work on the site. The accident occurred at 5:30 o'clock. The girl died in Freeman hospital at 9 o'clock last night.
A portion of the stump weighing some twenty pounds was sent with terrific force into the air, and in its descent it struck the Famuliner girl squarely on the head, above the right eye. She was standing 250 feet west of the scene of the blasting, and her father and workmen had no other thought but that she was out of danger.
An ambulance of the Frank-Sievers Undertaking Company was called and the girl was taken to the hospital. She did not regain consciousness.
The blasting was preliminary to starting excavation for the church structure today. Volunteer labor was engaged in the work.
An investigation into the death will be conducted at 10 o'clock this morning at the Hurlbut chapel by Coroner W. G. Hogan.
Surviving, besides her parents, are a brother, Wesley Famuliner, and three sisters, Louise, Betty and Ruth Famuliner, all at home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Wednesday, May 30, 1934
Funeral services for Alice Famuliner, 11 years old, daughter of the Rev. John W. Famuliner, pastor of the Duquesne Christian church, and Mrs. Famuliner, who was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon when she was struck by a piece of stump hurled from blasting operations at the site of the proposed new Duquesne Christian church, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Villa Heights Christian church.
The funeral sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Ross A. Musgrave, pastor of the South Joplin Christian church. Prayers will be given by the Rev. John F. Morgan, pastor of the Villa Heights church, and the Rev. Floyd Cole of Carl Junction. The Rev. C. E. Wagner, pastor of the First Christian church, will read the Scripture.
Honorary pallbearers, all schoolmates, will be Neva Payne, Lois Pierce, Jacquetta London, Eva May Tyree, Jewell Dennis and Iris Campbell. Active pallbearers will be Harold Phipps, Darl Kuder, Franklin Campbell, Cecil Pickett, James Jones and Lewis Ashford.
The body will lie in state at the residence from 11 o'clock this morning until the funeral hour. Burial will be in Forest Park cemetery.
Coroner W. G. Hogan decided yesterday morning an inquest would be unnecessary, as the death was purely accidental. He said the girl was farther away from the blasting than many other spectators who had gathered to watch the beginning of work on excavation for the new church building.
Among the survivors are a half-brother, James J. Famuliner, and three half-sisters, Mrs. W. W. Windle, Miss Mary Dean Famuliner, and Miss Leah E. Famuliner, all of Kansas City.
Thursday, May 31, 1934
Note: Dau. of J. W. and Frances (Greel) Famuliner. Grave located in Sect. 1, Lot 94.
Forest Park Cemetery
Created by: Big John
Record added: May 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27231633
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