Ivan Hall Obituary

Ashland Clipper, January 13, 1927



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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