|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1890|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1903|
Headstone reads "Killed"
Not sure why the 9s are printed backwards on this headstone.
Obituary added by Find-A-Grave user, Penny
Posted in Spring Valley Cemetery, Castle Rock, CO. I found his obituary on http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org
for Castle Rock dated Friday, Dec 4, 1903.
While Hunting Rabbits Last Sunday on East Cherry Creek....
Ellis M. Smith, aged about 14 years, accidentally shot and killed himself Sunday afternoon about 1:30, while hunting rabbits. He was carrying a double barreled shotgun, when in some unaccountable manner the gun was discharged, blowing off the top of his head, scattering the brains on the ground about him. The boy was a son of George Smith who lives on East Cherry creek, about 25 miles from Castle Rock, and was accompanied on the hunting expedition by N. B. and James Alderman.
Spring Valley Cemetery
Created by: Lance
Record added: Apr 18, 2008
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