While making a balloon ascension at Centerville last Saturday, JOHN WALTERS, of Lineville was killed.As the balloon went up, WALTERS struck the back of his head on a string of telegraph wires, turning him over twice, and as he went over his foot caught in the cut-off rope releasing the parachute and he fell to the ground, a distance of about sixty feet, striking on his head and back on a shed.When picked up he was unconscious and died in twenty minutes.The deceased was a young man 26 years old and leaves a wife and one child.His wife was at a sanitarium at Bethany at the time of his death.
His mother, MRS. P.J. BRIGHT, lives at Decatur.JOHN W. BOWMAN, an uncle, and son ED, and MRS. BRIGHT and her mother, MRS. M.A. POWERS, drove to Lineville Sunday, where the funeral was held.
Copied by Cordelia Suzann "With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter" November 22, 2002