Ivan Hall Obituary
Ashland Clipper, January 13, 1927
ANOTHER CHILD DROWNED
We are called upon to record another of those inexpressible sad accidents by
which little Ivan Hall, 20 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Hall, lost his
life Monday forenoon. The child wanted to go out to play with his two older
brothers and the day being chilly his mother put on his wraps and let him out.
She went on with her work and some time later looked to see how the children
were doing. Ivan was not with the others who thought he had gone indoors.
Hasty and frantic search revealed his body under the ice in the watering tank.
The mother rescued the precious bit of humanity and phoned for help; but life
could not be restored.
It is thought the little fellow wandered to the tank, a concrete structure and
was probably reaching for the water through a hole in the ice, lost his balance
and fell in.
The family came here form Comanche county and reside on the Carson place,
northeast of Ashland, formerly occupied by W. E. Salyer. Mr. Hall was employed
on the Hudson ranch when the accident happened.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Baptist church at
Protection, the body afterward being laid to rest in the Protection cemetery.
In addition to his parents Ivan is survived by three brothers and other more
distant relatives and many friends who, during his brief life learned to love
him for his winsome ways.
To the relatives and friends the Clipper extends the heartfelt sympathy
of the entire community which is shocked by the unfortunate occurrences.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 5, 2005.
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