John Angle 40, Meets Tragic End In Auto Mishap
Wagon Tongue Crushes Skull Of Local Plumber In Collision with Team, Wednesday Afternoon 
 
     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.
     Mr. 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 Harris)
 
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                                                                   Thanks Friends
 
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)
 
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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 families.
 
                                                                                  John Thomas Angle, Jr. (1918 - 1983)