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The Tingley Vindicator
Tingley, Iowa
November 29, 1917

TINGLEY YOUNG MAN INSTANTLY KILLED

Cecil SUMMERS, 18 Years of Age
falls to His Death From #14 Near Creston Monday

A fatal accident befell Cecil SUMMERS, youngest son of Mrs. Louvisa SUMMERS Monday evening about 7 o'clock, when he fell from Number 14 going into Creston.

The particulars are not know as the coroner's jury developed the fact that no one saw him fall. The scene of the fatality is near the bridge about 2 1/2 miles from the city.

The supposition is that Cecil SUMMERS, who had been working on a farm boarded the train at the water tank some three miles west as he was not in the car but on the rear platform, his bundle of clothes being discovered there. The brakeman as he opened the door, thought he heard some one fall, so he said.

The body was found by the first train west after the accident, taken to Corning and then returned to Creston where the undertaker Emerson took charge. Cecil's injuries were a broken neck, leg and arm, so that death must have been instantaneous. The remains were identified by a deposit slip on an Afton bank and letters from Tingley relatives and later by his brother Jeff and Clark OXENRIDER who were called to the city. Undertaker EDWARDS went Tuesday afternoon to Creston after the body. The young man was born and reared near Tingley and well known to most of our people. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all in their great sorrow. Funeral arrangements were not completed at the time of posting this page.

The Tingley Vindicator
Tingley, Iowa
December 6, 1917

OBITUARY - FRANCIS CECIL SUMMERS

Francis Cecil SUMMERS was born in Tingley Township June 18, 1898. His death occurred Monday evening November 26 near Creston, where he fell from a moving train as he was on his way home to spend Thanksgiving with his mother, Mrs. Louvisa SUMMERS.

He was 19 years, 5 months, 8 days old. September 6, 1915, he confessed his faith in Christ and was baptized by Elder Sam C. KINCHELOE, who at that time was pastor of the Tingley Christian Church.

Cecil was of cheerful disposition and made friends of young and old alike. Besides the bereaved mother, he leaves four sisters, Miss Blanch SUMMERS, and Mrs. Mae REECE of Des Moines. Misses Ellen and Louvisa of Tingley and three brothers, Claude and Earl of Sac City, Iowa and Jeff J. of Tingley to mourn their loss and all of whom were permitted to be present at the funeral services which were held from the home Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.A. BANSON. Interment at the Tingley Cemetery.

Card of Thanks.

We wish to express our thanks for the kindness shown by the friends in the bereavement of our darling boy and brother.
Mrs. L. A. SUMMERS AND FAMILY.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, 2008

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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