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Elizabeth Florentine "Lizzie" Borland Simpson
Birth: May 22, 1864, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1948
Rapides Parish
Louisiana, USA

d/o John Ervin Borland & Emmaline Carolyn Haynes; w/o William Everett Simpson; Children: Mary Antoinette "Nettie" Simpson, Henry "Little Buddy" Simpson, Ilda Garnett Simpson

This is a newspaper clipping about the accidental death of her son.

"Terrible Accident at Richland

Bud Simpson, a six-year-old boy, son of Mrs. Lizzie Simpson, who lives at Richland, 14 miles below Alexandria on Red River, this parish, was killed on Saturday afternoon in a horrible manner.

A.F. Scroggs, who lives near Richland, came to this city Saturday night to procure a casket at the Hemenway establishment.

Bud Simpson was playing near a gin house in the neighborhood at about 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. A colored man rode up to the gin and got off of his horse to go inside the gin. He noticed the boy go to the horse and told him to let the horse alone, that he might get hurt, and went on into the gin, when he turned and saw that the boy had hold of the halter. At that time steam escaping from the gin-house scared the horse and the animal began to run around in a circle with the little boy. In the meantime the boy had slipped the halter line over his wrist and it tightened so that he could not get it loose. Bystanders tried to stop the horse but were unsuccessful. The horse dragged the boy from R. V. Hathorn's gin lot to his cow pen, then knocked down a panel of fence, and then ran back to the gin lot and around to the front of Mr. Hathorn's house where the boy's body fell to the ground, the arm having been pulled from its socket and the body was released. The arm was still attached to the halter when the horse was caught. The clothing of the boy was completely stripped from the body. Mrs. Simpson is a sister of Mrs. R. Y. Hathorn and lives on Mr. Hathorn's plantation. Her friends deeply sympathise with her in her great bereavement, which is almost more than she can bear."

Family links: 
  William Everett Simpson (1870 - 1897)*
  Mary Antoinette Simpson Peart (1892 - 1965)*
  Henry Lewis Simpson (1895 - 1902)*
  Ilda Garnett Simpson Holly (1898 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery
Rapides Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: William Holly
Record added: May 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8784054
Elizabeth Florentine Lizzie <i>Borland</i> Simpson
Added by: William Holly
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