Mart, TX Drownings, Mar 1908


Funerals of Three Take Place at Mart and Fourth Lad Is Interred at Palestine.

Special to The News.

Mart, Tex., March 3---Harry Benson, Willie Riley and Dally Yancy, the little boys who were drowned here Saturday afternoon, were all buried here Sunday afternoon in the presence of fully 2,000 persons. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. J. M. P. Morrow and R. A. Walker, pastors of the Baptist and Methodist Churches here. At the close of the services the three sets of pallbearers simultaneously removed the caskets to the graves and they wre all lowered at once.

The funeral of little Rupert Gossett, the fourth lad who met death to the accident, was held at the residence Sunday morning, after which the remains, accompanied by the relatives and a few friends, were shipped to Palestine and buried Monday beside the father, Dan Gossett, who some two years ago was killed by the caving in of a bank vault at Reisel, Tex.

Elbert Boughten and Robert Johnson, the two who were rescued, are all right, except little Robert sustained a broken arm.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 4 Mar 1908