Daughterty, Elmer


Tombstone Data

Name:
Daughterty, Elmer
Died:
May 18 1927
Cemetery:
Greenlawn Cemetery
Columbus, Cherokee County, KS

Abstract Data

Elmer Daugherty - 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Daughterty of Treece Kansas, was killed about 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Lawyer Mine hard rock lead and zinc No. 2, two and a half miles northwest of Picher , in diving from a springboard at the mill pound. His head struck against a large metal pipe extending across the pond several feet beneath the surface of the water. His neck was broken. Drivers succeeded in recovering the boy's body after it had been in the water an hour and 45 minutes. Use of a pulmotor failed to restore any signs of life. In order to recover the body it was necessary to dynamite the flood gates of the mill pond to lower the water from its 15 foot depth. The Daughterty youth and several boy companions were swimming in the mill pond and were not aware of the presence of the pipe extending across the pond. When he failed to reappear after his leap from the springboard, an alarm was given by his companions and an ambulance of the Green undertaking company of Picher , was summoned. The divers recovering the body were Graham Klinefelter, 'Buck' Madden and Cleo Fink, all of Picher. No funeral arrangements have been made. The body is at the morgue of the Green undertaking company of Picher Oklahoma.
Miami Newspapers, Miami, OK
May 19 1927
Page:
1
Column:
4

Burial in the Greenlawn cemetery in Kansas. The Daugherty youth was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Daugherty of Treece. He is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Riley and Stella Daugherty, Lulu Daugherty and Hazel Daugherty at home, and four brothers, Orville Daugherty and Jewell Daugherty, at home, Dewey Daugherty of Monarch Kansas and Roy Daugherty of Treece. The youth received fatal injuries when his head struck an iron pipe in the mill pond while he was diving.
Miami Newspapers, Miami, OK
May 20 1927
Page:
4
Column:
6

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