John Davis and J.T. Parsons
On Saturday the 25th inst. (June 25, 1881) we lost two of our best farmers
and citizens. Mr. John Davis about 79 years of age died at 12:20 o'clock
Saturday morning after an extended illness of two months. Mr. J.T. Parsons
son-in-law of Mr. Davis and who was there with him, went out about 4 o'clock
in the morning to saddle his horse, intending to ride home, but finding the
horse of Mr. R. Davis in the same stable, he proceeded to take it out and
put it in another, and while placing the poles across the door the horse
kicked at him and struck the pole which caused it to strike him across the
spleen. After this he saddled his horse and returned to the house, and,
while sitting there talking, he complained of his side and wanted to lie
down, but before he reached the room, he fainted and fell to the piazza
floor. He recovered once only to tell the story of the horse kicking him
over the spleen, and then he died, just thirty minutes after the accident.
Both these gentlemen were industrious farmers and good citizens, and we feel
very sorry to lose them so suddenly.
Wolf Creek, June 26.
Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, July 2, 1881.
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