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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 15 August 1931
Obituary of  ELTON EUGENE COLLIER
A tragic accident occurred at the Chas. KOLMAN farm northeast of town, Saturday afternoon in which Eugene COLLIER received fatal injuries from which he died a short time after.

The little boy was always anxious to help with the farm work and on this afternoon he had been allowed to
get up on the plow and had driven the horses only a short distance when he dropped one of the lines, he got one of his legs caught in the land wheel of the plow and with each revolution of the wheel the leg was
injured more and more.

Mr. KOLMAN was right close by and ran to the
boy's assistance, but by the time he got him out of the plow the leg had been almost completely severed below the knee.

He was rushed to the hospital at Belleville immediately where the leg was amputated above the knee, but the shock proved to be too great and he died a few
minutes later.

Eugene was a lovable lad with an unusually sunny
disposition and his untimely death has been a terrible shock to his family. The entire community extends heartfelt sympathy to them in their bereavement.

Elton Eugene COLLIER was born near Cuba, KS, Feb 15, 1922 and departed this life at the Belleville hospital Aug 15, 1931 at the age of 9 years and 6 months.

He leaves to mourn his death, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. KOLMAN; four sisters Gladys, Evelyn, Geneva and Dolly Faye, his grandparents, one grandmother, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Mill Creek Friends church, Monday morning, Rev. CUNDIFF in charge and interment was made in the Hawks cemetery.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines


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