LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
OBITUARIES - INDIVIDUAL
DAVIE HOUSTON HAYES
JOHN ALLEN FLYNT
THOMAS G. BROWN
MRS. OLLIE (BROWN) HAYS FLYNT HADDOCK
Contributed Aug - Sep 2005
by Dawna Carlton
|The Florence Times, Friday, 2 Aug 1901.
Young Man Killed Near Smithsonia
On Friday last Lonnie Brown, son of Mr. T. G. Brown, who lives near Smithsonia, met with an accident which resulted in his death a few days later. The young man had been out hunting, and in attempting to remount his horse with the gun frightened the animal, which became unmanageable and ran away, the bridal bit broke, and the unfortunate man was thrown. In the fall the horse struck him in the stomach, which caused fatal internal injuries. He was otherwise badly bruised.
The Florence Herald, Thursday, 1 Aug 1901, p. 7
A sad accident occurred Friday at Smithsonia. A young man named Brown, who lived on the Rowell place, started to go hunting, and his horse ran away, throwing him out on the ground. When found he was almost lifeless and his body was badly mangled. He was carried home on a litter and death came to his relief in a short time. How uncertain is life! Like a vapor, it endures for a while, and then vanishes away.