Eldon WATKINS Killed By Car

Laurel County Sun newspaper, London, KY
Tuesday 15 August 1922: Front page, Column 5

Eldon Watkins Killed By Car

East Bernstadt and vicinity was very sad, when on Sunday morning the news of the death of Mr. Eldon Watkins was received. Mr. Watkins was driving a car which he lost control of going over the embankment, killing him all(sic) most instantly, and slightly injuring a Mr. Oliver who was with him.

Mr. Watkins was 21 years, 3 months and 3 days old* at his death. He was a very successful business man being interested in the cola business and in the firm of Watkins and Watkins.

This make the third death in the family caused by accident. One boy was killed by the train in London. One swallowed a nail which caused his death and Eldon being killed by auto.

The body was taken to the Cox Undertaking Establishment here, prepared for burial, and later taken to Atlanta, KY, and placed in the cemetery there at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all.

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His brother Hugh WATKINS
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