Van Arthur McCants

(Caldwell News, Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS - Oct 30, 1924)

FATAL FALL

While herding cattle on wheat pasture Sunday morning, Van McCants was thrown from his horse, and lighting on his head, sustained injuries which rendered him unconscious, The accident happened about nine-thirty and except for a short interval of consciousness, he died at the St. Lukes Hospital, Wellington, KS Monday afternoon at about three o'clock without gaining consciousness.

The accident is indeed a sad one cutting off a life in the full bloom of young manhood and leaving a sorrow stricken young widow with only the promises of a better life and the never dying memories of a happy companionship during a short earthly pilgrimage as a consolution. May time be kind to her in her deep sorrow.

Submitted by Judy Mayfield