|Birth: ||May 13, 1885|
|Death: ||Jul. 31, 1898|
Kicked to Death by a Horse
Gerald Catlin, a thirteen year old lad who was spending the summer with his uncle, Daniel Kysor (sic s/b Kaiser), on his farm in Clam Lake Township was kicked in the
abdomen by a three year old colt while he was assisting in doing the chores at the farmyard last Saturday evening . He was turning the horse away in a pasture when the frolicking colt struck the kid with both of his hind feet. Mrs. Kysor (sic) witnessing the transaction from a window from their dwelling. The boy lingered in much distress until two 0' clock Sunday afternoon, when he died. He was visited by Dr. Ralston from this city , but the injuries were internal and beyond medical relief. The boy's home is in Syracuse, N.Y. and was visiting with his mother, who is a sister of Mrs. Kysor (sic). At the time of the accident and death she was visiting other relatives at Petoskey and news of the terrible occurrence reached her by a telegram sent by Mr. Kysor (sic).
Cadillac News and Express transcription by Alice LaBar, 1999
Note: Gerald's death certificate indicates he was the son of Sherman Catlin and wife Minnie(VanMeer). Mrs. Kaiser was Amanda, a sister of Minnie.
Wexford County Michigan Records, Liber 1 page 113, # 1584.
Maple Hill Cemetery
Plot: Block B Lot 60
Created by: GrannyPam
Record added: May 28, 2009
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