Louisville, KY Caddy Killed By Golf Club, Dec 1943

Story and obituary with photo - Courier Journal newspaper, Louisville, KY
Section B; Page 1 with school picture
Monday 6 December 1943

Caddy Killed By Golf Club At Big Springs

Walks Into Stick Swung By Friend

A skull fracture suffered when he was struck by a golf club which another caddy was swinging brought death to William Kuprion, 14, of 407 Shelby Parkway, at 1:15 p.m. yesterday at Big Springs Golf Club.

The boy was said to have walked into the swinging club held by Frank Bluel, 15, of 502 E. St. Catherine, who was standing at No. 1 tee awaiting his party, it was learned by Dr. John M. Keaney, coroner. The iron struck him just below the left ear.

Father Is With Seabees

Kuprion was taken to the base hospital at Bowman Field, which adjoins Big Springs Club, but was found to be dead. The youth was a first-year student at St. Xavier High School and had been a caddy at Big Springs two years. Bluel, also a St. Xavier student, was a close friend of Kuprion and also had caddied there for two years.

Survivors are William's mother, Mrs. John Schmitt; a brother, Robert Kuprion, and a sister, Miss Mary Louise Kuprion. He is also survived by his father, Al Kuprion, former Herald-Post and Cincinnati Enquirer photographer now with the Seabees in the South Pacific.

Obituary - Courier Journal newspaper, Louisville, KY
Monday 6 December 1943
KUPRION - William Joseph, age 15 years, suddenly, Sunday, December 5, 1943, at 1:32 p.m. Residence, 407 Shelby Parkway. Beloved son of Albert Kuprion, U. S. Navy and Mrs. John H. Schmitt; brother of Robert and Mary louise Kuprion. Notice of funeral later.

Obituary - Courier Journal newspaper, Louisville, KY
Tuesday 7 December 1943
William Kuprion.
Funeral services for William Kuprion, 14, of 407 Shelby Parkway, who died shortly after being struck accidently Sunday by a golf club at Big Spring Golf Club, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the residence and at 9 a.m. at St. Paul's Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Birth: Jul. 20, 1929
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1943
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

KY Birth Certificate #071-35106
KY Death Certificate #055-27151
Find A Grave Memorial# 63515285