Posted By: Thompson
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Subject:Re: Look-up request/correction = 1939 accident
Post Date:January 24, 2011 at 08:50:55
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The accident was reported in several newspapers. Below is a combination of the articles.

May 25, 1939

BOY KILLED BY TRAIN

With his report card in his hand Homer (yes they say Homer) Pruitt, 7 (yes they say 7) started home from his last class of the season. The youngster stepped on the Fort Worth and Denver railroad tracks. The passenger train killed him. His report card was found near his body. Homer's father is an oil field worker.

(No mention anywhere of his funeral or burial, but the www.findagrave.com shows burial place.)