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 Earl Whittcon Smith

Earl Whittcon Smith

Birth
Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Death 25 Sep 1933 (aged 9)
Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Burial Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 86765085 · View Source
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FORT SCOTT TRIBUNE
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 1933


BOY OF 9 FATALLY HURT BY TRUCK

East Wall Street Accident Costs Life of Little Earl Smith Today.

INJURED AT BAD CORNER

Several Other Persons Have Been Hit at Wall and Lincoln Street Intersection


Apparently running into the side of a Double Eagle Coal company truck, Earl Smith, 9 years old, was fatally injured early this morning on East Wall street. He died at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

The boy was on his way to a grocery store with his two cousins, Donald and Neil Smith. Earl is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Smith, of 1406 East Wall street. The other two boys are the sons of Ivan Smith, 1418 East Oak street, who is the brother of the injured boy's father. Clark Smith is a laborer.

The boy's mother said the two cousins came by the house about 7 o'clock this morning. They were on an errand to the store and wanted Earl to go with them. The three boys set out and were crossing the street near the Grimes grocery store at the corner of Lincoln and Wall streets.

The boys evidently did not see the truck until they were out in the street. Earl ran into the rear wheel of the machine and was thrown violently to the ground. His mother said she did not think the truck passed over him.

The driver of the coal company truck was Harold Janes. In a report to his employer, Warren Little, Janes said he and Earl Johnson, also a Double Eagle employee, were on their way to work this morning when the accident occurred. Janes said he was driving east about fifteen miles an hour when he passed a wagon driven by Marlon Phillips, going west at the intersection. Earl Smith's two cousins ran across the street in front of the truck. Earl started across the street and in coming out from in back of the wagon ran into the rear of the truck, Janes said the boy was looking over his shoulder. Janes swerved his truck slightly, he said, but the boy struck the rear part of it and was thrown to the pavement.


FORT SCOTT TRIBUNE OBITUARY
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1933


HOLD BOY'S FUNERAL

Services for Earl Smith at Holiness Church Tomorrow at 2 P.M.


Funeral services for little Earl Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Smith, who was fatally injured when struck by a truck on East Wall street yesterday morning, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Margrave Holiness church. Rev. H.R. Goodrick will conduct the services and interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

The remains will lie in state at the Cheney Chapel until 11 o'clock tomorrow morning when they will be taken to the family home at 1405 East Wall street.

Earl was born in Fort Scott September 12, 1924, and died September 25, 1933, being nine years and 13 days of age.

He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters, all at home: Elmer 12, Mae 10, Betty Jo 7, Alice 6, and Cloyd 3. Also by two grandmothers, Mrs. J. Smith and Mrs. S.E. Brashear, Fort Scott.

He was a member of the Holiness Sunday school class.



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  • Added: 14 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86765085
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl Whittcon Smith (12 Sep 1924–25 Sep 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86765085, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by MooreSmith (contributor 47593861) .