Sam Gabbert Obituary
Clark County Clipper, January 4, 1906
A SAD ACCIDENT
Several parties went to the Lostutter home, southwest of town, last Sunday, to
spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lostutter, amongst whom were Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Gabbert, parents of Mrs. Lostutter. After the noonday meal, the company
went out in the yard to practice shooting at a target with a small 22 caliber
rifle. After shooting for awhile, and while Mr. Gabbert was watching the target
and Roy was doing the shooting, the latter in some accidental way let the rifle
go off, the ball striking Mr. Gabbert in the neck, passing through the
windpipe. The wounded man was taken to the house and Dr. Taylor summoned from
Ashland, and Dr. Kendall from Englewood. Dr. D. W. Rasham, of Wichita, was
called and arrived Tuesday, but after looking over the case he stated that Dr.
Taylor had done all that could be done and returned home yesterday.
Mr. Gabbert is in a dangerous condition and all parties interested and
especially Roy have the sympathy of the entire community.
LATER - Mr. Gabbert passed away yesterday at 11:30 o'clock a.m., and it is
expected that the body will be laid to rest in the Ashland cemetery tomorrow
Deceased was one of the best citizens of the county and his demise will be
regretted by many. He was honest, sober and industrious and leaves his family
in very good circumstances. Having lived in the county for about twenty one
years, he had a wide circle of acquaintance and few, if any, enemies, and there
is no more highly respected family in the county.
He leaves a wife, one son and two daughters to mourn the loss of a good husband
and a kind and indulgent father.
Contributor: ~Shirley Brier~ October 13, 2005.
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