Clark County Clipper, March 7, 1929
BABY MEETS TRAGIC DEATH
(Loy Earl Young)
A tragedy that has cast a shadow of sorrow over the community occurred this
morning when little Loy Earl Young, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Young, came to his death through an accident ay their home southwest of Ashland.
While playing about the farm yard this morning a heavy iron stock gate fell on
the little fellow and broke his neck, evidently causing instant death. Just a
few minutes before the accident his mother had gone to the door to see about him
and found him playing in the yard. In less than ten minutes she again went to
call him to come in and play with a neighbor child who had called at the Young
home with his mother. Loy Earl did not answer her call and she went out to hunt
him. Soon she found him laying under the heavy gate that had fallen on him and
snuffed out his precious little life. She lifted the gate off his body and took
him to the house and neighbors were called and he was brought to Ashland as
quickly as possible to Dr. Burkett's office where efforts were made to
resuscitate him, but it was not successful. Upon subsequent examination it was
found that his neck was dislocated, which had probably caused almost instant
Mr. Young had left for Dodge City this morning and was not at home at the time
of the tragedy. He was called at once and came to Ashland as quickly as
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. from the Christian Church.
Clark County Clipper, March 14, 1929
Loy Earl Young was born in Clark County, Kansas, December 18, 1924. He came to
his death accidentally March 7, 1929, at the age of 4 years, 2 months and 17
He leaves to mourn his loss his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Young; his brothers,
Willie and Kelsie; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Miller; and a a host of
other relatives and friends.
Loy Earl has gone on to meet his baby sister who died the 13th of September,
1920, and his smiling face will be sadly missed by all who knew him, for to know
him was to love him.
A little lamb from us has gone,
The voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our hearts
Which can never be filled.
But in God's mansion filled with angels,
Where it's so bright and fair,
We will meet out little Darling,
And there'll be no parting there.
The funeral service was held from the Christian church in Ashland at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Rev. Asa B. Ingram preaching the funeral sermon, taking as his text
Matthew 18:10. Burial was made in Highland cemetery.
Those friends and relatives from a distance who attended Loy Earl's funeral were
Mr. and Mrs. Marsh Young and daughter, Ruby; Mrs. Myrta Young and daughters,
Alice and Delia, and son, Murvol; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Young and daughter,
Alberta; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Young; Mr. and Mrs. Levric and Bernice Young, all
of Sawyer, Kansas; Mrs. Lora Puder and son, Clell of Isabell; Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Howerton and sons, Fred and Emmett of Pratt; Mrs. Emma Hawk and Mr. and Mrs. H.
J. Hawk and family of Garden City; Mr. and Mrs. Art Miller of Beaver, Oklahoma.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our many friends and neighbors for
their kindness and sympathy at the death of our precious babe and brother; also
for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Young.
William and Kelsie.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Miller
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 3, 2005.
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