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 Cyrus McCormick Joynes

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Cyrus McCormick Joynes

  • Birth 6 Nov 1889
  • Death 17 Jun 1917
  • Burial Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 86812256

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According to his Texas certificate of death as well as the Dallas Morning News, this young man died in 1917. The grave marker erroneously shows the year of his death as 1914.
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C.M. Joynes, 28 years of age, met a tragic death while bathing at Kidd Springs at 8:35 o'clock last night. His body was recovered after it had been in the water about three-quarters of an hour. His neck was broken and the side of his face was lacerated.

No one at the bathing resort could give any details connected with the accident. The young man went into the water shortly after 8 o'clock, saying that he would dive off the board and swim across to the pavilion. Friends whom he was supposed to join after he had made the swim of about 150 yards waited about twenty-five minutes, and when he did not appear they became alarmed and instituted search for him.

G.S. Beckwith had driven him to the resort and had seen him enter the water later. Several persons joined in the search, and after five minutes William Fouraker located the body on the bottom of the lake, almost immediately under the spring board. They tried to revive him, but their efforts proved futile. It was not known at that time that his neck was broken.

Mr. Joynes' home was in Cameron, Texas where he has a brother in business. This brother was notified last night and will come to Dallas on the first train to arrange for the disposition o the body. In the meantime the body is being held at the Weiland Undertaking Parlors. He was unmarried and roomed on Carlisle street. Until three weeks ago he roomed at the Young Men's Christian Association.

Mr. Joynes had lived in Dallas for the last three years and was connected with the Texas Power and Light Company as an estimating and calculating engineer. His employers said he was a very able man in the place. He graduated from the University of Texas about seven years ago. Immediately after leaving school he was a mining engineer in Mexico, leaving there finally on account of the Mexican internal troubles.

An inquest was held by Judge S.J. Barnett, who pronounced death resulting from accidental causes. Dallas Morning News, June 18, 1917
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From his Texas certificate of death
Name: Cyrus M Joynes
Death Date: 17 June 1917
Death Place: Kid Springs Lake, Dallas County, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 27 years 7 months 11 days
Birth Date: 06 Nov 1889
Birthplace: Rockdale, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Solon Joynes
Father's Birthplace: Va
Mother's Name: Florence Hubert
Mother's Birthplace: Brazos County, Tex.
Occupation: Electic Engineer
Burial Place: Rockdale, Tex.
Burial Date: 18 June 1917
Cause of Death: Accidental drowning
Informant: John W Joynes, Cameron, Texas
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1889 - 1914 [sic]

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  • Added: 15 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86812256
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cyrus McCormick Joynes (6 Nov 1889–17 Jun 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86812256, citing Old City Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by BeNotForgot (contributor 46974545) .