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THE WESTERN STAR, 13 August 1909
Obituary of FINLEY SMITH
SAD DEATH of FINLEY SMITH

Finley, the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Smith, was kicked on the head by a horse a little before noon on Tuesday and died at 10 minutes past midnight on Wednesday night. The accident occurred while Finley was attempting to drive a horse - the family horse, a very gentle animal - from the watering trough where Roy, a brother, was watering some mules. As the animal turned away, it kicked and one foot struck with full force on the side of Finley's head, breaking the skull and seriously injuring the brain.

Medical aid was summoned at once, but the injury was beyond human power to repair. Finlay lay in an unconscious state for 24 hours. The father went to Wichita on business on Tuesday but returned Wednesday, the sad news broken to him on the train on the way home. The blow to the parents and other relatives seems indeed a severe one. The baby, the idol of the family, has been taken and how he will be missed! Yet human wisdom cannot understand God's plans and it remains only for mortal man to bow to the will of the Loving Father who "doeth all things well." The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon and interment was made in the Protection cemetery.

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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