Death of Loy Earl Young – Clark County Clipper

Clark County Clipper, March 7, 1929

(Loy Earl Young)
A tragedy that has cast a shadow of sorrow over the community occurred this morning when little Loy Earl Young, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Young, came to his death through an accident ay their home southwest of Ashland.

While playing about the farm yard this morning a heavy iron stock gate fell on the little fellow and broke his neck, evidently causing instant death.  Just a few minutes before the accident his mother had gone to the door to see about him and found him playing in the yard.  In less than ten minutes she again went to call him to come in and play with a neighbor child who had called at the Young home with his mother.  Loy Earl did not answer her call and she went out to hunt him.  Soon she found him laying under the heavy gate that had fallen on him and snuffed out his precious little life.  She lifted the gate off his body and took him to the house and neighbors were called and he was brought to Ashland as quickly as possible to Dr. Burkett’s office where efforts were made to resuscitate him, but it was not successful.  Upon subsequent examination it was found that his neck was dislocated, which had probably caused almost instant death.

Mr. Young had left for Dodge City this morning and was not at home at the time of the tragedy.  He was called at once and came to Ashland as quickly as possible.

Clark County Clipper, March 14, 1929

Loy Earl Young was born in Clark County, Kansas, December 18, 1924.  He came to his death accidentally March 7, 1929, at the age of 4 years, 2 months and 17 days.

He leaves to mourn his loss his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Young; his brothers, Willie and Kelsie; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Miller; and a a host of other relatives and friends.

Loy Earl has gone on to meet his baby sister who died the 13th of September, 1920, and his smiling face will be sadly missed by all who knew him, for to know him was to love him.

A little lamb from us has gone,
The voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our hearts
Which can never be filled.

But in God’s mansion filled with angels,
Where it’s so bright and fair,
We will meet out little Darling,
And there’ll be no parting there.

The funeral service was held from the Christian church in Ashland at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Rev. Asa B. Ingram preaching the funeral sermon, taking as his text Matthew 18:10.  Burial was made in Highland cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy at the death of our precious babe and brother; also for the beautiful floral offerings.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Young.
William and Kelsie.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Miller

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 3, 2005.

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