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 Alfred Bernard Floyd Ladnier

Alfred Bernard Floyd Ladnier

Birth
Jackson County, Mississippi, USA
Death 10 May 1924 (aged 5)
Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 49440419 · View Source
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Printed in Daily Herald, Biloxi, MS on 5/24/1924:

"SAD ACCIDENT CAUSES DEATH"

"Residents of north Holley street were shocked Saturday afternoon by a sad accident in which little Alfred, the six(sic) year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Ladnier, received injuries which were the cause of his death, when he attempted to catch a moving automobile truck which was driven by Louis Manuel, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Manuel. The lad was rushed to the Biloxi City Hospital where everything possible was done to samve him but with no avail. The accidnet caused sympathy for the driver of the truck, as well as the parents of the child, as it was absolutely unavoidable. Acorrding to information given out by Mr. Manuel, who lives at the home of his parents on Holley street, all broken up and ill as a result of the accident, it could not be helped. It was believed that the little fellow who had been taken off the front seat of the truck was well out of danger and was no where near the moving vehicle. He said after quiting work upon a job on East Beach, shortly after the noon hour, he came home to do some work about his premises. He had borrowed the truck used by his father in the contracting business and was going to get some oyster shels which had been given him by Ambrose Ladnier, father of the child, which were in the rear of the Ladnier home. In doing so he took his son, Leroy, aged four years, and little Alfred, placing them upon the front seat with him, while Francis Ladnier, 12 years, rode on the back of the truck. He was successful in loading three barrels of shells into the truck and had started home. When reaching Holley street, he stopped at the Ladnier home and lifted the little fellow out. Thinking that he had into his yard and was clear of the truck he drove away with his son beside him, making slow headway north on Holley street. He had driven only several hundred feet when to his astonishment he was notified by some little fellows, who were playing ball in the street, that little Alfred had been run over. He stopped the machine immediately and ran to the point where the body of the child lay upon the street. At the same time Rev. James Slay and Will Stallings came along in their automobiles and they got out and offered assistance. Mr. Ladnier was notified of the accident, immediately after which the lad was placed in Mr. Slay's car and rushed to the Biloxi City Hospital, with the father following closely after. Mr. Manuel was so overcome with grief at the accident that he swooned and had to be revived, after which he was given medical aid. While he does not know just exactly how the accident occurred, he said that he believed that the lad ran to catch onto the side of the car after he had started up the roadway. He was driving for the left and the little fellow evidently attemped to catch hold of the body of the machine from the right. He evidently missed his hold, his little body slipping under the rear wheel, which passed over his chest and abdomen, causing internal injuries. The accident occurred at 2:30 o'clock and the little fellow died at 3:15, forty-five minutes after it happened. The remains were brought to the home of the parents, 600 Holley street, from which the funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Services were conducted at the home, in St. John's Catholic church and at the cemetery by Rev. Father P. J. Carey. A large number of relatives and friends attended and the floral offerings were numerous. The pallbearers were Leon Manuel, Horace Gallot, Albert Manuel, Willie Tillman, Harry Wheeler, and J. C. Parker."


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  • Created by: Carmella Seymour
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49440419
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Bernard Floyd Ladnier (19 Jun 1918–10 May 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49440419, citing Biloxi City Cemetery, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Carmella Seymour (contributor 47113398) .