Lumberton, NC Hurt by Falling Horse, Apr 1916

Small Boy Hurt When Horse Falls With Him

Annie Lou, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Inman, who live in the eastern part of town, was taken violently ill Saturday night about 11 o’clock. The child had been apparently in the best of health up to the time she was so suddenly taken ill. Fay, a small son of Mr. and Mrs. Inman, got on a horse and rode up town to call a physician. He made the trip up town all right and summoned Dr. W. L. Grantham, who hurried to the Inman home. The boy started back home and the horse he was riding fell down on the pavement on Chestnut street. In the fall young Inman’s left knee was severely cut, it taking 11 stitches to sew up the gash. Just after the arrival of the doctor at the Inman home Chief of Police H. H. Redfearn arrived and told Mr. Inman his son was badly hurt. Mr. Inman says it was a trying experience with him. One of his children at home in a dying condition and another up town badly hurt, and he did not know how badly his son was hurt. However, the girl’s condition was greatly improved and the boy is getting along nicely.

Robesonian, Lumberton, NC 17 Apr 1916