Jefferson City (Mo) Daily Capital News, Thursday, June 30, 1921, pg 1
John A. George, Injured in Runaway Dies; Was Well Known Russellville Man
Sustained Broken Back When Buggy Wheels Locked and Horses Ran Away.
John A. George, who was fatally injured in a runaway accident at Russellville last Thursday afternoon, died at the home of his brother-in-law, Rueben Smith, where he was taken following the accident, Tuesday night at 9:00 o’clock. Mrs. George, who was also injured, is reported to be recovering nicely.
The accident occurred in front of the Smith home where Mr. and Mrs. George had driven. The team had been turned to give Mrs. Smith room to alight from the vehicle when the wheels became locked. One of the horses being tender-mouthed began backing with the result that the buggy was overturned. This frightened the horses and they ran away.
Mr. and Mrs. George were both caught and carried for some distance, Mrs. George being fortunate enough to be caught in the buggy top and partially protected.
Mr. George was one of the pioneers of Russellville, having lived in Cole County practically all of his life. He was a member of one of the oldest and most highly respected families of that community and his demise will be keenly felt by his many friends.
Besides his wife he is survived by the following children: J. W., Niles and Fred George, of Russellville, Mrs. K. I. Mahan, of Centertown, Mrs. J. W. Wilhite, of California, and Mrs. America Ragland, of Kansas City. Mrs. Ragland is the former wife of the late Dr. J. H. Lopp, former owner of the Armstrong Drug Store. He is also survived by two brothers, Wm. George of Lohman, and I. N. George of Greenfield, Mo.
I didn't find any mention of Elizabeth's death in the Jefferson City newspaper.
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