CLARK KING, BELLE - Pemiscot County, Missouri | BELLE CLARK KING - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Belle CLARK KING

Mount Zion Cemetery
Pemiscot County,
Missouri

Reuben
29 Sep 1871
18 Nov 1927

Belle
18 Oct 1878
17 Apr 1966

R.H. King, aged 55, and for many years a resident near Steele, lost his life in a rather peculiar manner there last Friday when he was struck by an automobile on the highway as it passes through the town. The car was driven by a Mr. French of Chicago and it was stated that Mr. King, being hard of hearing, was not cognizant of the approach of the machine as he passed around a wagon on the road and literally walked into the car. The handle on one of the doors struck him on the head, fracturing the skull from the effect of which injury he died late Saturday evening in the Methodist hospital in Memphis, without having regained consciousness.
Mr. French, the driver, who was en route from Chicago to El Paso, Texas, stopped when the accident occurred and rendered whatever service he could, being later exonerated by a coroner's jury from blame in the matter and allowed to proceed. The body of the unfortunate gentleman was returned from Memphis and though it was at first announced that it would be taken to Ridgley, Tenn., for interment, funeral services were held at Steele Sunday and the body interred in a local cemetery.
The deceased is survived by a wife and several children. He is reputed to have been an excellent citizen and held in high esteem in the community where he lived.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Tuesday, November 22, 1927

Contributed on 5/28/16 by ttack37
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Submitted: 5/28/16 • Approved: 6/6/16 • Last Updated: 4/14/18 • R791979-G791977-S3

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