Thurs 14 Jun 1917
Killed by Horse
Young Elmdale Man Meets Untimely Death When His Mount Runs Into Fence
Lifeís uncertainty was plainly verified when a young man, happy and full of life at sundown, before morning lies still and cold.
Clarence Johnson, the youngest son of John N. Johnson, mounted his horse after his daysí work was over and road down to the mail box, then a brief call on a neighbor, Clifford Olson, who was just putting up a fence around the yard which the horse nor rider saw until too late. Clifford tried to stop him but he was coming to fast. The young man was thrown off and the horse stumbled on him. Medical aid was called and rushed to the hospital. But their skill could not stop the grim reaper, as he passed away in the morning. He was brought home and the funeral was held on Tuesday.
He was a young man of sterling qualities and was the last one at the registration booth last Tuesday, being number 98. But the first to answer the call for Eternity.
Our sympathy is with the bereaved family.