MASTIN, Walter A. 1887-1930
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Date: 5/7/2015 at 08:15:55
Former Grundy Man Killed In Auto Accident Friday
Walter Mastin Meets Death Suddenly Near Beresford, South Dakota
Car Went Over 15-Foot Embankment
Remains Sent to Grundy Center and They Were Buried Tuesday
Walter Mastin, a former resident of Grundy Center, was killed in an automobile accident near Beresford, S.D., last Friday evening. His car struck a rut in the road and jumped over a 15-foot embankment. It turned over and the driver was struck on the back and base of the head by the windshield, resulting in a skull fracture. Mr. Mastin died within ten minutes after the accident without having regained consciousness. He had been in the country to see about a job of painting and was in a hurry to get back to town to attend the high school commencement exercises in the evening. His son was a member of the graduating class.
The remains were sent to Grundy Center for burial and they arrived here Sunday night. Funeral services were at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the family lot in the Grundy Center cemetery. The wife and son from Beresford and a brother, Boyce Mastin, accompanied the remains to Grundy Center.
Walter Mastin was born on a farm near Wellsburg. The family moved to Grundy Center about 30 years ago and resided here until ten years ago when the mother and several of the brothers moved to Vinton. Walter left here about nineteen years ago for South Dakota. He was married there. He followed the business of painting. He attended the Grundy high school and later worked in stores in town. He is survived by his mother, four brothers and two sisters, all living in Vinton. The brothers are Grover, Bob, Boyce and George. The two sisters also live in Vinton.
Walter Alanson Mastin was born August 26, 1887, near Wellsburg, Ia., and met his death by accident at Beresford, S. Dakota, about 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, 1930, at the age of 42 years, 9 months, 23 days.
Mr. Walter Mastin spent his early boyhood on a farm near Wellsburg, Ia., and moved to Grundy Center with his parents in March, 1903, spending the remaining years there until June, 1912, when he went to Beresford, S. Dakota, where he made his home until his death.
Mr. Mastin was united in marriage in 1912 to Miss Bernice Smith and to this union one child was born.
He leaves to mourn his death his wife and son Delmar. His mother, Mrs. A. T. Mastin, four brothers, Robert, Grover, Boyce and George, two sisters, Mrs. C. G. Haney and Miss Eva Mastin.
His father, Tracy Alanson Mastin, preceded him in death December 24, 1903; also one brother on May 3, 1902.
Mr. Mastin was loved by all who knew him. Always willing to lend a helping hand, considering others before himself. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him in the communities in which he lived.
Funeral services were held at Beresford, S. Dakota, Sunday morning, May 25, 1930.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 May 1930, pg 8
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