Frank Stephens Banks
Dallas Morning News
6 November 1885 -Page 2
DAY'S NEWS FROM SHERMAN
DEATH OF A YOUTH STRUCK BY A STONE
Special to THE NEWS
SHERMAN, Nov. 5, - Little Frankie Banks, whose parents live on West
Jones street, while engaged in a boyish battle with rocks, was struck on
the left temple Monday afternoon. The little fellow has been complaining
more or less of his injuries all the week, but nothing serious was anticipated.
Yesterday afternoon he complained of being unwell and laid down upon a
bed. In a few minutes he was seized with convulsions and after several
hours of suffering died in the midst of a spasm. The little fellow
is well known all over the city and was well liked by everybody, and his
death is universally regretted by young and old alike. He was buried
in the West Side (West Hill) Cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The sad occurrence, as learned by a News reporter, was the result of childish
thoughtlessness, and not from any defined intent to inflict an injury on
the unfortunate little boy, who is thus shut off in his youth.