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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 31 August 1929
Obituary of CHARLES F. LASLEY
BULL ATTACKS LOCAL FARMER
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C. F. LASLEY IS KILLED BY
Animal This Morning
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AID WAS TOO LATE
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Commotion Was Heard at Barn and Wife and Another Investigated trouble
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Hoyt M. Lefever, County Commissioner,
Is Son-In-Law; Funeral Monday
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Charles F. Lasley, farmer, 68 years old living east of town, was found dead just outside his barn shortly after 5 o'clock this morning where he had been gored to death by an angry bull. He was the father-in-law of County Commissioner Hoyt M. Lefever.

Mr. Lasley went to the barn about 5 o'clock to do his chores and not long afterward Mrs. Lasley heard a commotion at the barn and called Mr. Lefever, who lives about half a mile away. She thought an injured horse which Mr. Lasley had been caring for the past few days was giving him trouble. Mr. Lefever came immediately but before he and Mrs. Lasley could reach the barn, Mr. Lasley was dead.

Body Found at Barn

The body, badly mangled, was found lying at the side of the barn with the head against the wall. Lying near by was a pitchfork and a rope with a snap attached and it is supposed that the victim was endeavoring to get the bull into the barn when it attacked him. The animal was found standing in his stall in the barn, showing no evidence of ill humor.

Mr. Lasley had lived on his farm east of Chanute 44 years, He came to Neosho county from Iowa in 1871.

Three Children Live Here

Besides the wife, the deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lefever; three sons, Hugh Lasley of Coffeyville, and Lee Lasley and Luke Lasley of this city; one sister, Mrs. Anna Neidigh of Coffeyville; one brother, John Lasley of Coffeyville; and two half brothers, Thomas Lasley and Willard Lasley of Wichita.

Funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 from Big Creek Chapel where Mr. Lasley was a member. Dr. John Maclean of the Methodist circuit will be in charge, and interment will be at Leanna cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Susie Meyer


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