Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Floyd Laughlin d. April 5, 1916


Head was Completely Severed From Body by a Cable

Floyd Laughlin, 21 years old, was instantly killed April 5th, 1916 at Nagrom Wash., when a cable in the Morgan Lumber Company's mill snapped in two. A hook at the end of the cable tore the youth's head from his shoulders. Young Laughlin had been employed in the mill a year and a half. The body was taken to Tacoma Wash., for burial. Funeral was held in the afternoon on Saturday, April 8th. Interment in Oakland cemetery under the direction of C.C. Melling Co.

Floyd is survived by his father John Laughlin, three sisters: Mrs. A.W. Cook, Mrs. C.C. Myers, Miss Ollie and a half brother, J.L. Vaughn, all of Cookville, Mo. Young Laughlin left this county with his grandfather, T.M. Laughlin, in 1913 going to Modesto, Cal., where he worked in the nursery business during the season of 1914, from there to San Francisco and later to Nagrom where he met his death.

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