Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tragic Death by Cow

July 6, 1911
Mr. W. S. Bolen went through here Monday afternoon to be at the burial of his aunt Mrs. Bob McKay, who lived near Greenwood, and was hooked and killed by a cow Monday morning.  The hands had goen to work and on returning to dinner and missing her, found her as described above, and it is thought that the serious calamitiy occurred early that morning.

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Mrs. Bob McKay was Fronie Bell Oswalt, married to Robert Franklin McKay, the son of Hugh Jackson McKay and Matilda Josephine Reece.  Bell Oswalt McKay was the daughter of John Oswalt and Sarah C. Sherrill.  In 1910, Bob and Bell McKay were living in District 4 of Itawamba County as evidenced by the census record below.  W. S. Bolen was the son of Nancy McKay and Daniel Jack Bolen-Bolin.

1910 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
District 4
Bob McKay 39 MS MS U.S. farmer, married once, married 19 years
Bell S. McKay 35 MS MS MS, 7 children, 6 living
Carry 17 MS daughter
Effie 16 MS daughter
Alphouse 11 MS son
Harmon 8 MS son
Elsie 7 MS daughter (should be son)
Valena 1 MS daughter

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