Henry Thomas Mudd

Henry Thomas Mudd

Silex, Lincoln County, Missouri, USA
Death 24 Jun 1928 (aged 46)
Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Plot PARKER_244_4_1
Memorial ID 69477740 · View Source
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Rock Springs Rocket, Jun 29, 1928

Leg Is Fractured And Artery Cut; Bleeds To Death

Henry Mudd, well known local painter, was killed on North Front street in front of Tom Thum's place Sunday night in most peculiar manner.

While in a supposed friendly scuffle with James Person, a Swede known as "Red the painter." Mudd was thrown violently to the concrete walk. His left thigh bone was broken in a compound fracture and the artery severed. Person fled at once from the scene and entered his room in a nearby hotel where he entered thru a rear window. George Harris, Deputy sheriff, arrested him in his room a few minutes thereafter and he was held awaiting the coroner's verdict and other action by the authorities.

The accident took place at 10:15 P.M. and the hospital ambulance arrived at eleven when the dying man, in charge of Dr. E.S. Lauzer, was driven to the hospital. He died at 11:45 P.M.

Explains the Mishap

While being searched at the city hall jail, Person acknowledged his part in the affair; and this morning explained it further by saying in broken English:

"Henry rushed toward me with his are sticking out; and I stooped down quickly and he jumped right over me and fell on the sidewalk. I was scared and ran around the corner."

Tom Gibson's Heroic Work

A minute after the affair a man rushed into a nearby café where Tom Gibson and a Rocket man were eating a lunch.

"For God's sake hurry up here—Henry Mudd is dying!" he shouted. And the "Safety First" expert for the Union Pacific Coal company rushed up the street to take charge before the arrival of the doctors. Gibson, throwing his coat and hat down, commanded in stentorian tones:

"You ‘Safety-First' men, if you are in the crowd, get in here quick!" and a dozen volunteers moved in to succor the injured man who was lying on a big pool of blood with a stream of it flowing from the wound.

Tom Gibson acted like a general ordering men here and there for bandages and restoratives from Miller's pharmacy. Then every known emergency aid was rendered the unconscious man. Dr. E.S. Lauzer was on hand a few minutes afterward and directed the staunching of the fracture and the application of temporary splints.

The great loss of blood was too much for the stricken man to overcome and, combined with the painful shock, Mudd collapsed and died one and a half hours after the unfortunate affair.

Mudd is survived by three children whom he adored, according to those who knew him. He was divorced some time since. Coroner Frank P. Rogan took charge of the body at midnight.

Rock Springs Rocket, Jun 29, 1928
F.O.E. In Charge Of Mudd Funeral

The funeral of Henry T. Mudd, whose death occurred Sunday following an accident on North Front Street, was held from the home of Mrs. William Iredale, 324 B Street, a relative by marriage, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. R. Emmet Abraham, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, officiated, and members of the church choir sang "Song of my Soul" and Abide With Me".

The home was filled with friends of the decedent who had come to pay their last respects. There was an abundance of flowers which were taken to the grave-side and banked there.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles held services at the home and then at the cemetery. Members of the order were present in a body. Pallbearers, selected from the Fraternal Order of Eagles, were Bert Wonnacott, Hans Hamann, Dominic and John Berta, William Morrow and Walter Baker.

Native of Missouri

Henry Thomas Mudd was born in Silex, Mo., Jan. 23, 1882. Twenty years ago he came to Rock Springs and has since made this city his home. The first year of his residence here he worked at the Gunn-Quealy mine at Sweetwater and then took up the painting trade which he followed continuously.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter, John Edwin, Robert B. and Sophronie Hester, all of whom were present for Wednesday's services. His mother, Mrs. Hester E. Mudd, of Silex, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. John Mattingly of St. Louis, and Mrs. Nona Mudd of Silex; and a brother, Dr. Ben D. Mudd of Silex, also survive. Because of illness his mother was unable to come to Rock Springs for the funeral.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Thomas Mudd (23 Jan 1882–24 Jun 1928), Find a Grave Memorial no. 69477740, citing Rock Springs Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Angela Cable (contributor 47277708) .