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This blog is essentially no more. Though I have left posts here, in most cases just for the sake of genealogy, there will be no more updates. Those posts I chose to move can now be found between two of my other blogs:

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25 October 2009

Wildy Zumwalt's Hunting Accident

While searching through FindAGrave, I found a memorial (#28962256) for Wildy Zumwalt. He was a son of Thomas Zumwalt and Pauline Paul. Wildy was listed as being buried in Angus Cemetery in Alto, Lincoln County, New Mexico. His death date was 13 December 1914. I knew Wildy was born about 1896, so what caused his life to be cut short? Included on Wildy's memorial was an image of a newspaper article. Neither the name of the newspaper, nor date of the article was given. I'll have to try and locate that information. Nonetheless, here is a transcription of the article:

"Twenty-third Hunting Accident
Santa Fe, Dec 12 -- The twenty-third serious gunning accident in New Mexico this fall, resulted in the death of Wildy Zumwalt in the Capitan mountains, the fatal bullet being fired accidentally by Harry Little. The two young men while out gunning separated and coming around a little knoll Little saw what he supposed to be game moving among the pinyon brush. He discharged his gun and Zumwalt fell dead."

I've submitted a tombstone photo request.


Wildy Zumwalt said...

Wildy Zumwalt was actually killed on Wed. Dec. 9, 1914 and he was born on November 23, 1894. He is buried in the Angus Cemetery, but I'm afraid you won't find a picture of his tombstone. The engraved metal plate disappeared many years ago. His nephew made another, but it too eventually disappeared.

S. Lincecum said...

Thanks for the information!

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