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Bertram Miller "Bert" Quinley
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1879
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar., 1920
Shelby County
Missouri, USA

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"Shelbina Democrat"
Shelbina, Shelby, MO
30 March 1920

Bert Quinley, farmer of near Lentner, buried beneath debris when building blew down last Thursday.

The big windstorm of last Thursday caused one fatality in this locality. Bert Quinley, a farmer about 40 years of age, was killed at his home about a mile north of Lentner when a chicken house was overturned by the wind, burying him beneath the debris. The accident occurred between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon.

Mr. Quinley was out alone trying to put props against the chicken house which was about to blow over. When he saw it was coming over he started to run, but was caught under the building, which turned completely over, landing on the roof.He had fallen on his back and his head and shoulderswere extending out from under the building. The little boys who were watching their father from the house saw the accident and rant to inform Mrs. Quinley, who, was at the sewing machine. She ran immediately to his assistance, but was unable to do anything toward relieving him. She then ran to the telephone and called for help, also sending the children to a brother, who lived close. When help came and Mr. Quinley was released there was no sign of life and the verdict of the doctor was that he was killed instantly. Mr. Quinley had built a new home, with new outbuildings about two years ago.

He was 40 years of age and leaves his wife and four little children, 3 boys and one girl, whose ages range from 2 to 10 years. He was married to Miss Hattie Carpenter of Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1907. J. S. M. Quinley, father of the young man killed had just gone to Hobart, Okla, the preceding Monday for a visit to a brother. A telegram was sent and he arrived home on No. 14 Saturday, heart broken over the tragic affair. The mother, Mrs. J. S. M. Quinley, died two years ago last fall. One brother, Owen, the mail carrier on Route 2, south of Lentner, was out on his route. Another brother, Earl, had just retruned from Shelbina when the call came for help. The third brother, Lee, lives near Bethel.

Funeral services were held at Bacon Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by Rev. Darter of Shelbina. Burial at same place.

The following sisters of Mrs. Quinley attended the funeral. Mrs. Belle Southerland, Neosho, Mo.; Miss Mollie Carpenter of Colorado City and Mrs. Sarah Hulfse {HULSE} of Denver, Colo.

No other serious damage was done here, but several small barns were blown over, hay stacks and fences demolished, porches blown away.

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THANK YOU, Jane, for providing this obituary!

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  Hattie Erma Carpenter Quinley (1884 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Bacon Chapel Cemetery
Shelby County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Janice Bullock
Record added: Sep 15, 2012
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Bertram Miller Bert Quinley
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