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 Cecil Wayne Lafferty

Cecil Wayne Lafferty

Hunter, Garfield County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 24 Jun 1931 (aged 17)
Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Norwood, Wright County, Missouri, USA
Plot Row: S27; Grave: 5216
Memorial ID 97132394 · View Source
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The death certificate did not state what cemetery so I am assuming it would be in Thomas since mother and father are here. Let me know if I am wrong.
8 April 1930 Census shows Cecil in The Missouri Reform School in Boonville, Cooper, Missouri.
Found this story:

Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada)
Thursday, 25 Jun 1931
Page 1 of 16 pages
Column 4, midway down.


Boonville, MO, June 25 - AP
--The death of Cecil Lafferty, Seventeen years old, an inmate of the state penitentiary here, was under investigation today by state and county authorities. Dr. T C Beckett, Cororner, said an examination of the body indicated "a severe beating." He said there were marks os voilence on the back, legs and knees.
Reformatory officials, Dr. Beckett said, he did not report the death to him. He learned of it last night through a doctor who had gone to the institution to treat a patient. When he reached the reformatory, Dr. Beckett stated, he found the body packed in cakes of ice. He then was told the boy had been found dead in the reformatory garden yesterday afternoon.
Lafferty was returned to the reformatory Tuesday for violating a parole.

Missouri, Death Certificate:
Registration District No. 218 File No. 20972; Primary Registration District NO. 2015; Registered No. 70

Name: Cecil Lafferty

b. 08 Oct 1881 in Hunter Okla
d. 24 Jun 1931, 2:45 Brownsville Reformatory, Boonville, Cooper, Missouri;
Normal residence: Norwood, Wright, Missouri
age: 17 years months 24 days
Cause of death: Heat Exhaustion and severe whipping with a heavy leather strap. (Coroner's jury verdict)

Male, White, Single
Doctor: T C Beckett (Corner) Boonville, Cooper, Missouri.

Spouse: n/a

Occupation: Inmate reformatory.

Father: Wilmer Lafferty born in Missouri
Mother: unk Born in unk

Informant: Major Otto White, Booneville, Cooper, Missouri;
Military: NO

Burial: 25 Jun 1931, Thomas Cemetery, Norwood, Wright, Missouri;
Undertaker: Ella J Bouldine, Norwood, Wright, Missouri

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  • Added: 15 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97132394
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cecil Wayne Lafferty (31 May 1914–24 Jun 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97132394, citing Thomas Cemetery, Norwood, Wright County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Jerry D (contributor 47330020) .