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From: "Russell Brown" <>
Subject: Fw: Arra Lawmaster's obituary from Bevier Appeal Newspaper
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 17:34:31 -0600
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Subject: Arra Lawmaster's obituary from Bevier Appeal Newspaper
> Bevier Appeal Newspaper dated Friday, 8 July 1904
> Mrs. Lawmaster Killed Through Runaway.
> Mrs. Arra Lawmaster of northeast Bevier, met with a shocking accident
about 6 o'clock last Friday evening, which resulted in her death an hour or
> Deceased had been doing some trading in the Mayhew store south of the
railroad and with her two children had started to drive north in a one horse
wagon but had stopped to wait for a train, which blocked the road, to move.
> At this time in some way the team of Ben Davis had got frightened in
coming down Welsh Hill and ran away. Opposite J.H. Hart's new building the
wagon struck against the brick used in the construction on the building and
the driver was thrown out and the horses got loose carrying the neck yoke
with them. When they came up to Mrs. Lawmaster's vehicle they reared and
moved on each side of it and the neck yoke swept the seat and the occupants
off the wagon and the horses ran on. The two children were thrown out but
Mrs. Lawmaster, who was unconscious, was hanging over the doubletree, and
the train having moved the frightened horse ran up town and on to Nisbeth's
store. She was removed to the store of J.W.Nisbeth, where her husband, Elmer
Lawmaster was present to administer on her. Her head was terribly gashed and
crushed by being kicked by the horse and she never regained consciousness
and died between 7 and 8 o'clock. The youngest child escaped, with slight
injury but the oth!
> er was painfully though not dangerously hurt. The heartfelt sympathy of
the whole community is extended to the bereaved husband and relatives in
this terrible affliction.
> Decreased was the daughter of James Patrick and wife of near Bloomington
and a granddaughter of A.J. Sneed of Bevier. She was much respected a worthy
(unable to read) christian lady.
> A great number of people attended the funeral from the family residence
near Watson's mine northeast of Bevier Sunday afternoon, a large delegation
of the Companions of the Forest lodge of Bevier, of which deceased was a
member, being present. The remains were laid in the cemetery at Bloomington,
where services were conducted by Rev. W.R. Skinner, uncle of deceased at the
Methodist church, which was by far too small to hold the congregation.
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