The following headline appeared on the front page of
The Corpus Christi Times Home Edition, Volume 22—Number 63
Corpus Christi, Texas, Monday Evening, November 28, 1932


Brother Also Wounded Near Ranch House

Shots Said to Have Been Fired by Mexican Resident of Ranch Who Also Was Hunting

Well Known Here

Funeral Services to Be Held Monday Afternoon For Ben Risinger

Ben Risinger was fatally wounded while hunting on his ranch near Rachal Sunday, and his brother Mike is in the hospital at Alice suffering from gunshot wounds said to have been accidentally inflicted by Roberto Perez, a Mexican residing on the ranch, who was also hunting.

The accident occurred about a mile from the ranch house near Falfurrias while the brothers were stalking turkeys, when he saw a movement in the underbrush, and believing the object which he saw in the thick undergrowth were turkeys, fired. One shot struck Ben Risinger in the heart and the other shots sprayed Mike’s legs. Ben Risinger lived about an hour and a half after the accident occurred.

No charges are to be filed against Perez, members of the family said Monday, as the accident was clearly accidental.

Funeral services will be held for Ben Risinger Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Banquete cemetery.

Mr. Risinger is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Risinger of Banquete; three brothers, Will Risinger of Falfurrias, Albert Risinger of Raymondville, Mike Risinger of Rachal; four sisters, Mrs. Lois Smith of Pleasanton, Mrs. George McCall, Mrs. Fred Schulenberger and Mrs. J. A. Armstrong, all of Corpus Christi.

The Risinger family is well known in South Texas. Dan Risinger was elected as Nueces county commissioner in the last election.

Transcription by Phyllis Risinger Thomas
[Ben’s wife, Agnes, and 4 young children (Mary, Allen, Baker, and Dan) were not mentioned as survivors. His full name is Benjamin Baker Risinger.]

submitted by Phyllis Risinger Thomas

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