Great Bend, KS Boy Crushed to Death by Load of Feed, May 1914

From Barton County Democrat, Great Bend, KS, USA, Friday, 22 May 1914, p. 1, col. 3 :


Son of Truman Hurt Crushed Under Load of Feed.

One of the most pathetic accldents which has occurred in this community in a long time, happened last Friday afternoon when the little seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Truman HURT, who live on the HULME place northeast of town, fell from a load of feed and was killed.

Mr. Hurt had been to town and was returning home with a load of feed, the little boy having accompanied him and was riding on the back of the load, and when near the E. B. KELLAM home [ in Great Bend Township ] Mr. Hurt looked around just in time to see the little fellow fall from the load, but before he was able to stop the team the load had passed over the boy’s abdomen, he having caught at one of the hind wheels as he fell. The father immediately picked the boy up and carried him to the KELLAM home, where he was placed in bed and a physician phoned for, but the boy passed away about twenty minutes after the accident and before medical aid could arrive. He was conscious to the last, and although he suffered greatly, he told his father he knew he was going to die and that it was no use to send for a doctor.

The body was brought to the undertaking rooms of the Great Bend Furniture Co., and prepared for burial, services being held at the home of his sister, Mrs. A. G. KORN, at 709 Hubbard street Sunday morning, and interment being made in the cemetery at this place.

Herold was a bright, lovable little chap and was universally liked by all his acquaintances. He had attended school for the first time this winter, and was an especial favorite with his teacher and playmates, and the sympathy of the community is freeiy extended to the grief stricken parents in the sad loss of their little son.