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Bedford Times-Press
Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, August 3, 1933

BLOCKTON MAN IS FOUND DEAD

C. V. FORDYCE IS FOUND UNDER WAGON

C[orbly] V[incent] FORDYCE, 60, resident of Blockton, was found dead at one of his farms west of Blockton Tuesday afternoon.

He had gone to the farm to haul a load of corn and in some manner the load rolled back into a ditch to upset, pinning him beneath. His neck was broken and his back injured, death resulting instantly.

It is believed he had been dead about 24 hours when his body was found. It had been his custom to stay all night at the farm with his son, Roy FORDYCE, at times, so when he did not return to Blockton Monday evening, his wife was not especially concerned; and the son believed his father had returned to Blockton. His continued absence from home led to a search that revealed the tragedy.

No Inquest

Sheriff Tom LACY, accompanied by Acting County Coroner Willis PAUL and County Attorney Roger WARIN, went to the scene of the accident, but decided an inquest was not needed.

A team of mules used by Fordyce was found loose in a field nearby. It is believed they had been unhitched from the wagon while the corn was being loaded and that the loaded wagon had started rolling back, FORDYCE attempting to hold it from upsetting as it went toward a ditch.

Services Today

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Methodist church at Blockton and burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery [near Blockton].

Surviving are Mrs. FORDYCE and three children, LeRoy "Roy" FORDYCE, Blockton, and daughters, Garland and Vivian, at home.

Bedford Times-Press
Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, August 10, 1933

SERVICES HELD FOR C. V. FORDYCE

C. V. FORDYCE, 60, was found dead at his farm near Blockton Monday, July 31. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Blockton Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. W. H. WARRIOR. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery [near Blockton].

He was born in Taylor County July 17, 1873, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. [Sylvia (GROVE) BEARD] Leroy FORDYCE. He was left fatherless at the age of three and one half years. A part of his boyhood was spent with his grandfather [Jacob] REED. Later he moved with his mother and stepfather, Will BROWN, to Worth County, Mo., where he grew to young manhood.

In 1897 he was married to Miss Della [Austa Fidella] DAVIDSON and they moved to a farm near Blockton, where they have since resided. Four children were born to them, Leroy, Crystal, who died in 1929, Garland and Vivian at home. Surviving with the wife and children are three grandchildren, Naomi, Francis, and Eldon Lynn; two sisters, Mrs. Ophie BISHOP of Weldona, Colo., and Mrs. Clara OSTRANDER of Redding; two brothers, Wade BROWN of Aurelia, Iowa, and J. C. BROWN of Ideal, S. Dak. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Mrs. Ophie BISHOP of Weldona, Colo., arrived Thursday morning to attend the funeral of her brother, C. V. FORDYCE.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December, 2008

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