|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1922|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 1944|
Moulton Weekly Tribune
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1944
Accident Fatal To
Gayland Replogle, of Rockford, ILL., 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Replogle, of Moulton, died the result of a motorcycle accident which
happened at Hamilton Corners, ILL., at about 11:15 p. m., Saturday night. Gayland's motorcycle skidded on a corner and his machine was thrown in front of an approaching automobile. The report is that Gayland was
heading toward Clinton, and had reached Hamilton Corners when the tragedy occured. It is thought that loose gravel thrown up on the pavement
curve caused the motorcycle to skid into an approaching car. He was rushed to a hospital in Morrison, ILL., where examination showed
that his right leg had practically been ground to small bits and his left leg broken. He also received a fractured skull and deep cuts about
the face. Too, the gas tank on the motorcycle caught fire and he was badly burned from his feet to his waist. His condition was such that
little could be done other than alleviate the pain and he died 18 hours after entering the hospital.
Gayland William Replogle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Replogle, of Moulton, was born February 25, 1922, on a farm near Moulton, and died the
result of a motorcycle accident at a hospital in Morrison, ILL, Sunday, September 17, 1944 at the age of 22 years, 6 months and 23 days.
He attended the Moulton Public schools, was a member of the C. C. C. Camp at Corydon for two years, and was associated with his father
Six years ago he moved to Rockford, ILL., where he was employed by the Elco Tool Co. While there he met and married Miss Eleanore Thompson,
on July 24, 1942, and to this union one child was born. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the Navy where he served for over a year with the Pacific fleet. Because of an injury received while in service he was given an honorable discharge in February 1944.
He was a member of the Burl McClure American Legion Post, and during his latest residence here was prominently identified with its activities.
He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, and a six weeks old daughter, Gaylene, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Replogle, of Moulton; three
brothers, Paul, who is serving with the Navy in the Atlantic area; Raymond, serving with the Navy in the South Pacific, and Arthur, of Moulton.
Two sisters, Helen Bainter, of Rockford, ILL., and Faye Shouse, of Des Moines, besides other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held in the Christian Church, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. L. D. Strubhar. Full military honors
were given the deceased at the grave by the Legion Post.
Card Of Thanks
We wish to thank the many neighbors and friends for their help and acts of kindnesses during our bereavement. And for the many beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Gayland Replogle,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Replogle and family.
Raymond Edward Replogle (1888 - 1948)
Cora Bell Stober Replogle (1884 - 1977)
Earl Walter Replogle (1910 - 1910)*
Helen Maulvita Replogle Hedlund (1911 - 1992)*
Arthur Edward Replogle (1913 - 1979)*
Raymond James Replogle (1918 - 2003)*
Gayland William Replogle (1922 - 1944)
Created by: Randal Eugene Waldon
Record added: Sep 12, 2012
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