Kokomo Tribune March 3, 1926
BOY KILLED BY HORSE
FRANCIS SUTTON, AGE 14, DRAGGED TO DEATH, AT HOME NEAR HEMLOCK.
With head-arid face mutilated almost beyond.recognition, the result of being dragged over the frozen ground by a high-metaled horse he had undertaken to lead to water, Francis Sutton, age- fourteen was found dead about 5 o'clock Tuesday evening, at the farm of Thomas Sutton, an uncle with whom he made his home. The body was found by the uncle The horse' was standing calmly above the lifeless form of the youth. A halter strap tightly entangled about one of the boy's arms and marks on. the –owy (snowy?) ground, showing where he had been tossed down and dragged. explained how death had occurred. It is thought that the horse made a dash to get away as it was being led from the stable.. Blood in the door sill and a wound on the head leads to belief' that the boy was fatally injured at that moment. He had been "dragged several rods from the .barn and then' back toward the structure
Surviving the youth are the uncle and aunt with whom he lived and one sister, Vivian Sutton, who makes her home at the same place. The children's mother died several years ago. and their .father, William Sutton. lost his life in an automobile accident on the Range* line south of Kokomo two years ago last fall. Francis Sutton was a student in the Sharpsville school. Fague & Fenn. undertaking firm of this'city, took charge of the body, bringing it here to prepare it for.burial. The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the" Hemlock Baptist church and burial will be in Albright, cemetery- The casket will not be opened at the church.
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Dec 15, 2009
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