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 Elizabeth Florentine “Lizzie” <I>Borland</I> Simpson

Elizabeth Florentine “Lizzie” Borland Simpson

Birth
USA
Death 28 Oct 1948 (aged 84)
Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 8784054 · View Source
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d/o John Ervin Borland & Emmaline Carolyn Haynes; w/o William Everett Simpson; Children: Mary Antoinette "Nettie" Simpson, Henry "Little Buddy" Simpson, Ilda Garnett Simpson

Obituary from unidentified newspaper, posibly the Town Talk, Alexandria-Pineville, LA (parentstical notes were not part of the obituary but added by me)

Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth F. Simpson (Elizabeth Florentine Borland Simpson)

Funeral service for Mrs. Elizabeth Florentine Simpason was held at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 1948 in the Hixson Bros. chapel with Rev. J. Hodge Alves and Rev. Taylor Walsworth officiating. Interment was in the Greenwood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Harry J. Peart, Floyd C. Holly, Jr., Billy Dick Holly, Walter Dishotel, R.J. Ducharme, and John Lee robertson.

Mfs. Simpson, 84, died at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct 28, 1948 in the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. M. Peart, route 2, Alexandria. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Peart, Mrs. F. C. Holly (Ilda Garnett Simpson Holly, wife of Floyd Chester Holly, Sr.) of Pineville, Mrs. Paulilne Sullilvan and Mrs. Tennie Pitcher of Arkansas, two sisters, Mrs. R. Y. (Richmond Yancey) Hathorn of Route 2, Alexandria, and Mrs. Ellen Sullivan of Kolin, 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

This is a newspaper clipping about the accidental death of her son.

"Terrible Accident at Richland

Bud Simpson, a six-year-old boy, son of Mrs. Lizzie Simpson, who lives at Richland, 14 miles below Alexandria on Red River, this parish, was killed on Saturday afternoon in a horrible manner.

A.F. Scroggs, who lives near Richland, came to this city Saturday night to procure a casket at the Hemenway establishment.

Bud Simpson was playing near a gin house in the neighborhood at about 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. A colored man rode up to the gin and got off of his horse to go inside the gin. He noticed the boy go to the horse and told him to let the horse alone, that he might get hurt, and went on into the gin, when he turned and saw that the boy had hold of the halter. At that time steam escaping from the gin-house scared the horse and the animal began to run around in a circle with the little boy. In the meantime the boy had slipped the halter line over his wrist and it tightened so that he could not get it loose. Bystanders tried to stop the horse but were unsuccessful. The horse dragged the boy from R. V. Hathorn's gin lot to his cow pen, then knocked down a panel of fence, and then ran back to the gin lot and around to the front of Mr. Hathorn's house where the boy's body fell to the ground, the arm having been pulled from its socket and the body was released. The arm was still attached to the halter when the horse was caught. The clothing of the boy was completely stripped from the body. Mrs. Simpson is a sister of Mrs. R. Y. Hathorn and lives on Mr. Hathorn's plantation. Her friends deeply sympathise with her in her great bereavement, which is almost more than she can bear."


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  • Created by: William Holly
  • Added: 17 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8784054
  • William Holly
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Florentine “Lizzie” Borland Simpson (22 May 1864–28 Oct 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8784054, citing Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by William Holly (contributor 46616971) .