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 William Harold Aiken

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William Harold Aiken

  • Birth 1939 Grayson County, Texas, USA
  • Death 24 Jun 1960 Moore County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Dumas, Moore County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 95424848

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name: William Harold Aiken
Death Date: 24 Jun 1960
Death County: Moore
Certificate: 37600

DUMAS (HC) - A 20-year old Dumas man was killed Friday morning at 10:20 a.m., when a tractor he was driving overturned on a paved road two miles south and one mile west of Etter.

William Howard Aiken was apparently killed instantly when the small tractor rolled backwards into a culvert, flipped one time, and pinned Aiken in the wreckage. Aiken was mowing grass along the road when the accident occurred.

The wreckage was discovered by a passing motorist a few minutes after the accident. Aiken was pronounced dead at the scene by Moore County Justice of the Peace Bob Sims. A winch truck was sent to the scene to lift the tractor so the body could be removed from the wreckage.

Aiken was born in Grayson County and had been a resident of Dumas for the past nine years.

Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Leatrice of the home; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Aiken of Dumas.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Dumas with Rev. B.N. Shepherd officiating, assisted by Rev. C.C. Billow. Burial will follow in Dumas Cemetery under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

(Published in Borger News Herald, June 26, 1960)


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  • Created by: Edith Guynes Stanley
  • Added: 16 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95424848
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Harold Aiken (1939–24 Jun 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95424848, citing Dumas Cemetery, Dumas, Moore County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Edith Guynes Stanley (contributor 47114458) .