John Angle 40, Meets Tragic End In Auto
Wagon Tongue Crushes Skull Of Local Plumber In Collision with Team,
Following an automoble accident near his home
here on Wednesday afternoon, John T. Angle 40, owner of Angle Plumbing &
Electrical Shop of this city, died at the Lexington Hospital of Thursday
morning. Death resulted from a fractured skull near the base of the brain.
Mr. Angle, driving his light truck, was on his way to his home on
Madison Street, when a wagon and team, driven by a negro man, turned into the
street in front of the truck. Mr Angle made every effort to avoid a collisiom,
but the tongue to the wagon jammed through the windshield, striking him a
terrific blow on the side of the head just behind the ear, completely crushing
the skull. The truck plunged from the street against a nearby tree, where its
unconscious driver was thrown to the ground.
First aid was immediately
given my Dr. R. C. Elmore, local physician, who rushed the victim to the
Lexington Hospital for futher treatment. An emergency operation was performed
late that evening by Dr. R. M. Stevenson of Lexington and Dr. Elmore, but to no
avail, and the patient gradually grew weaker until the end came about 10 o,clock
on Thursday morning.
Deceased was born and reared in Durant and was a
member of one of the city's most prominent families. He was a Mason and a
Shriner, and had a large circle of friends throughout the state. Funeral
services will be held this (Friday) afternoon at the family residence at 4
o,clock conducted by Rev. G. M. Smiley, pastor of the local Presbyterian
church. Interment will follow at the Mizpah cemetery in Durant.
Angle in addition to his wife, three children, Miss Cloycie, John Jr., and
little Barbara Jean, leaves a mother, Mrs. B. J. Angle of Durant, and three
sisters, Mrs R. L. Betty, Altanta, Ga., Mrs J. D. Alsbury, Durant and Mrs E. C.
Easterbrook of Illinois, to whom The News, with a host of sorrowing friends,
extends since and profound sympathy.
(News article, July 16, 1933, Durant, found in the
bible of Ina Moore Angle. The bible is now in the care of Linda Angle
News article, Durant, Ms.
To those who loyally stood by me in the primary election for the nomination
of municipal officers, which brought about my nomination for re-election as one
of the town's alderman. I hereby return my heart-felt thanks. The vote I
received was an indication that a majority of the voters of Durant endorse my
course while serving them as a member of the Alderman Board. I am proud of this
and I here and now promise the people of Durant to serve them in future as I
have done in the past, with an eye single to the upbuilding of Durant and
promoting the happiness of her people. To those who opposed me in the election,
I have no ill feeling. They were exercising a right that no one dares to deny
them. Again, I thank you !
John T. Angle
(News article was found in the bible of Ina Pearl Moore Angle. The
bible is now in the care of Linda Angle Harris)
A son's reflections:
John Thomas Angle, owner of Angle Plumbing &
Electrical Shop, was a successful contractor. He installed the lighting for the
City of Durant, West, and Goodman. He is responsible for the street paving and
all sewer installation for Durant. He wired all the homes for electricity and
plumbing. He was a member and a deacon in the Presbyterian Church, a Mason and
Shriner, and served several terms as a member of the Board of Alderman. Born
and reared in Durant, he was a member of one of Durant's most prominent
John Thomas Angle, Jr. (1918 - 1983)