|Birth: ||1897, USA|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1904|
A little boy, fell down an elevator shaft and was killed. He would be my half great grand uncle. Another member of FindAGrave found this obituary. The name is OK Obits (#46879435)
THE SHAWNEE NEWS
AUGUST 19, 1904
THE SAD DEATH OF A SMALL BOY
At the Lynn Lumber Company's yard last night between the hour of 6 and 7 o'clock occured
an accident which cost seven-year-old Rockery (sic - his name was Rockleigh) Dawson his life. The little fellow was
palying in the sheds of the lumber yard, where he had been usually having his daily romps
and was by himself. Some time after 7 o'clock he left his room, adjoining the lumber yard
and went out to play. The lad climbed into the sash and door elevator used by that
company, and started to go up the same to the upper sheds. In going up on the elevator
he reached his hand out to catch the brake ropes which are used to stop it.
His little arms being very short he had to extend his body considerably over the sides of
the elevator in order to get possession of the brake ropes, so he could check the speed
of the elevator. Evidently he failed to notice the large beam which ran very close to
the platform on which he was ascending upward, and which caught the little fellow in
passing and killed him instantly.
Lifeless and alone was the awful condition in the which the lad of seven years was found.
He had not been dead but a very short time when found and it is certain that death came
without warning. The lad was resideing with his uncle at this place whi is interested
in the Dawson Commission company in the same building of the Lynn Lumber company.
This morning the innocent face of the little boy bore a peaceful expression, indicating
that death had come without much suffering and before he had time to call for assistance.
His aunt and uncle are almost grief stricken over the sad fate of the one who had been
placed in their care. He is an orphan and his mother and father are both dead.
The remains were taken to Oklahoma City today on the noon train where they will be laid
to rest. Many friends and relatives accompanied them there.
....my Grandfather worked at this Lumber Company during this time.
Created by: Indigo Falls
Record added: May 07, 2008
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