|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1886|
|Death: ||Jun. 20, 1908|
FORT MYERS PRESS, June 25, 1908 - GEORGE LANGFORD DIES FROM A FALL
Fell From a Wagon From The Effects Of Which He Died Saturday
WAS A WELL LIKED YOUNG MAN In Perfect Health Was Suddenly Taken Away -- His Death Deplored By Everyone.
Last Friday afternoon George W. Langford met with an accident that cost him his life. The sad affair cast a gloom over the entire city and was among the most deplorable accidents that ever occurred in this city. The facts in the case are about as follows: Friday afternoon the unfortunate young man was riding in the dray of D. Higginbotham, who was in the act of delivering a package to the residence of C. B. Yarbrough. The team passed in front of THE PRESS office, when the occupants exchanged some friendly greetings with the editor and drove on. About that time Lonnie Stewart came along and started for the dray with the intention of getting in same. The horse was driven along and the two men were watching Lonnie Stewart get in the rear of the wagon. Both men were standing behind the seat, which is somewhat elevated, and as the horse started to turn the corner in front of the store of R. A. Henderson, Stewart raised up on the dray. The speed of the horse was not fast, but in turning the corner all three men lost their balance and were thrown to the ground. Mr. Langford seemed to have fallen on his head and lay where he fell unconscious until friends ran to his assistance. The young man had sustained a terrible fall and the blow rendered him unconscious. Dr. Winkler was summoned at once and the young man was placed on a cot and taken to the home of his uncle, T. O. Langford, where all that medical skill could do was done. On examination it was found that the young man had sustained a severe fracture of the skull, and an indentation was noted by feeling the back of his head. At first it was not thought that he was seriously injured, but after an examination by Drs. Winkler, Hunter and Hanson, it was found that the young man had been seriously hurt, and the doctors could hold out little hope for his recovery. Every attention was paid to the case, but Saturday evening about seven-thirty o'clock, surrounded by a loving mother and many relatives and friends the injured man passed away. George Langford was a native of Madison County, Florida, but has been a resident of this county for many years, residing for a number of years at Immokalee with his mother, Mrs. Steve Platt. The past year and a half he has been living in this city, working for his uncle, T. O. Langford, in the latter's saloon. He was a young man well liked by all who knew him, being generous and kind and of a most jovial disposition. His death came as a shock to his large circle of friends and, while no blame can be attached to anyone as the accident was purely unavoidable, yet it was deplored by everyone and especially by Messrs. Higginbotham and Stewart, both of whom took the man's death very hard indeed. Sunday morning at 9:30 the funeral took place from the residence of T. O. Langford, Rev. John Beers, pastor of Methodist Church, officiating. A large number of friends and relatives followed the remains to their last resting place. The interment at Fort Myers Cemetery was in charge of Roberts & Widerquist, undertakers. The day before the death of George Langford, his mother, Mrs. Platt, came to the city and was with her son to the end, but said to relate, the young man never gained consciousness enough to recognize her. To the grief-stricken mother and other relatives the sympathy of a host of friends is extended. Deceased was twenty-two years of age at the time of his death.
NOT MINE BUT THY WILL BE DONE
Fort Myers Cemetery
Plot: Block 10, Lot 2
Created by: Helen Farrell
Record added: Oct 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43661523