Information for Dean M. Smalley
4 December, 1934 - 26 December,
The Caldwell News-Tribune
27 December, 1949
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Parma Youth Dies
At Home Monday
PARMA - A
15-year-old farm youth was suffocated yesterday when a stack
of chopped hay collapsed on him at his home.
Dean Smalley was pronounced dead by a doctor after being dug
out from under approximately a ton of hay. Coroner
William D. Talley said young Smalley had apparently been
digging hay from the bottom of a high stack when the top of it
slid and fell onto him.
Mrs. Waldo Smith, the boy's mother, was quoted as saying she
looked out the window and saw Smalley feeding the cows.
A few minutes later she noticed that the stack had fallen, the
coroner said. Mrs. Smith called two neighbors, Charley
Smith and Teddy Miller, who dug the boy out.
Coroner Talley termed the death an
accident, and said no inquest will be held.
Young Smalley was born Dec. 4, 1934 at Caldwell, and was a
Parma high school freshman. He was a member of the FFA
and the Apple Valley Methodist church.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith
of Parma; a sister, Eloise, and a brother, Rober, both of
Parma; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Smalley of Nampa,
and a number of uncles and aunts, including Glen Weed, Mrs.
Elizabeth Grimes and Mrs. Mary Nichols all of Caldwell.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Parma
Community church. Dr. H. G. McAllister of Boise and the
Rev. Ray Thomas will officiate, and burial will be at Parma.
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