Obituary Details

William Gard Gilmore

(0 - 09/30/1925)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald-Standard, 10/01/1925

Van Tassell Man Instantly Killed in Fall Off Horse

William Gilmore Meets His Death when Animal Stumbles

Coroner's Inquest Finds That Man's Skull Was Crushed, Causing Instant Death

A sad accident occurred at Van Tassell early Wednesday forenoon when William Gilmore was instantly killed by a fall from his horse.

Gilmore was about 32 years of age and lived on the John Simpson ranch about eight miles north of Van Tassell. He had just mounted his horse and ridden about 300 yards from the house when his horse stumbled and fell throwing the rider with great force to the ground, crushing his skull.

From the house his aged other saw her son fall and a call for help was telephoned to the neighbors. William Bronkhorst was the first to arrive.

Dr. G.D. Murphy, coroner of this county was called and found that the man had met instant death from a fall from his horse.

The deceased is survived by his mother and a sister, both of Van Tassell. It is understood that Mr. Gilmore was a cousin of C.E. Gard, formerly of Lusk. 

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