b&d 3 Nov 1940
The Denison Press
Monday, November 4, 1940
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Cruson of route 2 died Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at a local hospital shortly after birth.
services were held this afternoon at 2:30 from the Denison Funeral Home
chapel, Rev. Bruce Hibbit officiating. Interment was at Layne
Cemetery, Denison Funeral Home directing.
The child is survived by
his parents, four brothers, Jack Dean, Dwan Doyal, Nolan and Roy of
Denison; and six sisters, Ava Jean, Betety Lou, Billy Ruth, Wanda,
Clora Lee and Erline Cruson, all of Denison.
27 Oct 1928-10 Dec 1940
*Death Cert info; He died at the Long Sneed Hospital in Denison.
He was born in Okla.
Son of Jesse C. Cruson & Viola T. Lady, both born in Okla.
Shot by a 22 rifle. accident.
Dallas Morning News
12 December 1940
Youth Fatally Shot as Hunting Trip Ends
Denison, Texas, Dec. 11- Nolan Cruson, 12, was fatally wounded when
a gun in the hands of Loranzo Hudgins, 15, was accidentaly discharged at
the end of a hunting trip. The two were assisting J.C. Cruson, father of
the dead boy, in the unloading of game and pelts when the gun was discharged
as they went through a gate.
The bullet struck him in the back and passed near his heart. He
was brought to a Denison Hospital but he he died almost on arrival.
Funeral services will be conducted here at 3 p.m. Thursday. Burial
will be in the Layne Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, three brothers and sisters.
Photographs on this page by Mike Cross