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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 14 June 1917
Obituary of EARL JACOB BLACK
Earl, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Black, was killed by the cars at Linton, Kansas, Thursday night, June 14 (1917). He, with a companion, Morey Fyock, had been attending a party at Linton. When the party broke up they decided to catch a moving freight train to Prescott. Fyock swung on, but Earl missed and fell under the car wheels. When found a few minutes later he was unconscious. Both feet and one hand was severed from the body, sustaining a deep cut on the back of the head. He only lived a few minutes. The body was brought to the McConnell undertaking rooms in Hume and prepared for burial, before taking it to the family home in Sheridan township, over in Linn County, Kansas.

The funeral was conducted from the Hume M.E. Church, Saturday afternoon, by Rev. C.H. Ochaltree and internment made at the Hume cemetery. It was one of the largest attended funerals that has occurred here in many years.

Earl Jacob Black was born near Pleasanton, Kansas, December 25, 1901, and was 15 years, 5 months and 19 days of age at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his untimely death, father, mother, four brothers, Warren Black, Madison, Kansas; Ira T., Harry L., Clove L. and one sister, Lulu E. Black, all of Prescott.

Earl was loved by all who knew him, obedient to his parents, always jolly, making sunshine and happiness wherever he went.

We shall meet, but we shall miss him,
There will be one vacant chair;
We shall meet to caress him,
When we breathe the evening prayer.
Transcribed and Contributed by Irma Shattuck Ward IrmaEWard@aol.com


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