Seymour, IN Leroy Hart Killed by Logs in Veneer Mill Accident, Jun 1947

Seymour Daily Tribune newspaper, Seymour, IN
Friday 20 June 1947; Front Page, Column 1

Man Killed by Logs in Veneer Mill Accident

Leroy Hart, 24, Is Pinned Beneath Logs, Sustaining Crushed Skull at Plant Here

Suffering a crushed skull and other bruises when he was pinned beneath some falling logs at the plant of the National Veneer and Lumber Company, West Second Street, Leroy Hart, 24, Seymour R1, was killed instantly this morning.

A verdict of accidental death will be returned, it was indicated by V. L. Burkholder, deputy coroner of Jackson County, as he began his inquest into the tragedy.

According to information obtained, Mr. Hart, who was employed at the company's yards, was one of several men working on skids, moving logs with a crane inthe eastern section of the company's yards. It is reported that Mr. Hart stepped on a log which moved with him and the entire pile of logs went tumbling down toward him. He was pinned beneath one or two of the heavy logs and when they were removed, it was found that he had been instantly killed.

Lived Here Six Years

Mr. Hart had lived in Seymour and vicinity for the past six years. He was born in Cochran, GA, on March 23, 1923, the son of Elex(sic) and Ida Lucas Hart, both deceased. After coming to this vicinity about six years ago he was married on Jubne 26, 1943, at Brownstown to Venita Jean Bush, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II. Many friends in this vicinity are shocked to learn of his sudden death.

Besides the widow, he is survived by a daughter Karen June, at home; three brothers, Edgar Hart, Hubert G. Hart and Early Thurston Hart, all of Seymour and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bell Lucas, of Empire, GA; Mrs. Lois Turner, of Cochran, GA and Mrs. Gladys Dixon, of Empire, GA.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Central Christian Church with the Rev. Earle Starkey, pastor of the Reddington Christian Church, in charge. Burial in Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Tower and Burkholder Funeral Home after 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
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Seymour Daily Tribune newspaper, Seymour, IN
Tuesday 24 June 1947; Page 8, Column 3
Newsy Paragrafs

Military rites were conducted at the grave by Seymour Post No. 89, American Legion, for Leroy Hart whose funeral was conducted Tuesday at 2 o'clock from the Central Christian Church with the Rev. Earle Starkey, pastor of the Reddington Christian Church in charge. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery. Mr. Hart, a World War II veteran, was crushed by falling logs Friday.
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Seymour Daily Tribune newspaper, Seymour, IN
Friday 27 June 1947; Page 6, Column 5

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all our friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness and sympathy shown us after the death of our beloved husband and brother, Leroy Hart. We also wish to thank Rev. Earle Starkey, Tower and Burkholder, Mrs. Green, singer, Mrs. Ray Keach, organist, American Legion, pallbearers, those furnishing cars, sending flowers and all who assisted us in any way. Your kindness will always be cherished in our memories.

Wife, Brothers and Sisters

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