Sam Gabbert Obituary

Clark County Clipper, January 4, 1906


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 (Friday) afternoon.

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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