|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1842|
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 1915|
Jesse Earnhardt Obit
Concord, April 29 - One of the most highly respected citizens of No. 4 Township, was gored to death by a bull last night between 8 and 9 o'clock. Mr Earnhardt was at his home and, hearing a noise, went out of the house to investigate and was attacked by a bull belonging to his nephew, David Earnhardt, who lived just across the road from him. Mrs. Earnhardt cried for assistance and a negro tenant the only person on the place at the time answered the call for help, but was unable to drive the bull home and a shotgun was used, two loads taking effect but without subduing the infuriated animal. It was not until Mr. David Earnhardt arrived that the body of the dead man could be approached. Mr. Earnhardt's clothing was ripped apart and his body badly bruised and cut.
Mr. Earnhardt was a farmer and a local preacher of the old-time exhorter type. He was a familiar character in this section and was highly respected. For the past decade or more he made annual visits to Mississippi where he conducted protracted meetings with success. He was 70 years of age and is survived by a wife and three children, John Earnhardt of Whitney, Nelson Earnhardt of Salisbury, and Lee Earnhardt of this county. He is also survived by one brother, Peter Earnhardt of Concord.
The funeral was held this afternoon at Mount Olive Church. The service was conducted by the pastor of the deceased, Rev J.W. Allbright.
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Ronald Halford
Record added: Jan 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64702502