|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1879|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1911|
Lottie Stamper of Correctionville, Iowa was instantly killed and horribly mangled on 12 Jan 1911 when run over by a Des Moines-Sioux City passenger train. The entire train passed over her. The feet were severed and the body trunk cut in two. Because of a divorce and custody of her son after her ex-husband kidnapped him from school, the news reports were that she was deranged and deliberately committed suicide. In fact, she was planning a trip on the train, was running late, ran to her sister's home to pick up a dress that had been made for her, heard the train coming and ran to the station, slipped and fell on the tracks in her haste to cross in front of the train and not miss her trip.
Lottie was 31 years of age, rather small and quite attractive. She was greatly liked wherever she was known and in her endeavors to earn her own living after separation from her husband, she showed both industry and skill. She formerly lived in Danbury where her husband for a time ran a pool hall. He was at one time in trouble over alleged law violations. About 1907, Mrs. Stamper secured a divorce and the custody of their only son. Approximately 1909, while the mother was in Los Angeles, and the child here in the custody of his grand mother, Mrs. Parks, the father came here, enticed the boy from the school grounds and left with him. The mother returned from the west and by means of habeas corpus proceedings secured the boy again.
The funeral was held from the Free Methodist church, conducted by Rev. P. H. Arlington. Many beautiful flowers, sent by friends covered the handsome white casket. Lottie Parks was born in Dexter, Iowa, in February, 1879. She moved with her parents to Danbury where in 1900 she was married to Frank Stamper. Survivors besides her ten year old son, were her mother, Mrs. Mary Parks, of Correctionville, a brother, Arthur Parks of Remsen, Mrs. Ambrose Jerman [sic, Jermann] of Remsen, Mrs. Thos. Virtue, Mrs. Thos. Leatch[sic, Leetch] of Danbury, Mrs. Bert Watson, Cleo[sic, Cleao], Addie, and Alice Parks of Correctionville. All of these relatives were at the funeral, as well as Mrs. Arthur Parks, Messrs. Virtue, Leatch[sic, Leetch] and Lon Mullen, the latter a cousin from Danbury.
Son Arthur Stamper's memorial # 68603195.
Isaac James Parks (1849 - 1904)
Mary Catharine Ortman Parks (1851 - 1921)
Frank M. Stamper (1873 - 1912)*
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