Posted By: Alice Daniels (email)
Date: 2/7/2011 at 05:13:11
Moulton Weekly Tribune
June 11, 1920
EDDIE GUINN DIED LAST FRIDAY,
CAUSED BY FALLING TRACTOR
Last, Friday evening, June 4th, near to 5 o'clock, a death dealing accident fell on Eddie Guinn at the Hilltown bridge. The news of the tragedy rapidly spread and cast a gloom over the community for miles around.
The young man, past 17 years, was driving a Fordson tractor across the bridge over the Chariton river close to old Hilltown, and in someway the stearing rod got loose, and the machine became unmanageable and plunged
off the bridge head into six feet of water some fifteen feet below. In the fall Eddie was struck by the tractor and injured internally. Relatives
nearby saw the trouble and soon rescued the boy and took him to his father's home. Medical aid was called and every effort possible to save the patient. Eddie was able to talk quite clearly and told about how accident occured and then fainted away into the arms of death.
Elmer Eddie, only son of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Guinn, was born in Appanoose Co., near Dean, Ia., Sept. 15, 1902. He attended the Moulton High
School for the past five years, was good in his books and also very popular among his school mates and many friends. Since his school days he has been assisting his father on the farm. Elmer was an exceptionally large strong boy for his age and was ambitious and energetic. At the time of the serious accident he was helping the hired men put out the crops. He leaves a dutiful father, a kind mother, loving sister and a grandfather besides other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Hilltown church, Sunday, June 6, at eleven oclock, conducted by Rev. Luther W. Childs, assisted by Rev. Zewton. A large number of friends and relatives were present to offer their sympathy and respect to to the parents in their profound sorrow.
After the service the body was placed in the cemetery near the church. The grave was overlaid with a profusion of flowers that were given by the many friends.
The pall bearers were Edmond Hanson, Bernard Berry, Russell Morrow, Max Ware, Lavern Powers and Earl Lindsey. A FRIEND.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish very much to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindess and sympathy shown us over the sad tragedy, and death of our son, Elmer.
MR. AND MRS. IRA GUINN,
Appanoose Obituaries maintained by Renee L. Rimmert.
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