ANGOLA MAN DIES IN GRAVEL SLIDE
Lawrence Wheaton, 23, Is Killed on His Father's Farm by Cave-In
Workmen Find Body
Angola, Oct. 26 - Lawrence Wheaton, 23, of this city, was killed
thisafternoon by a gravel cave-in on his father's farm two miles west of
here. There wer no witnesses of the accident.
His body was found buried in two feet of gravel after he had ben
three hours over due with a load of gravel at the Golden garage in this
city. Investigation by workmen from the garage and County Coroner H. B.
Humphreys showed that a huge slide of gravel caught Wheaton as he was
loading his truck for the second trip of the afternoon.
It is believed that Wheaton had been dead more than two hours
when his body was found.
Wheaton, resided here in Angola with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Clark Wheaton. He was unmarried. He resided here all his life and was
employed by his father.
Wheaton had been hauling gravel to the Goldern garage for several
days where a building is now under construction. [Special to the
The funeral services for the late Lawrence Wheaton, who lost his
life when he was caught beneath a gravel slide, were held in the Silver
Lake chapel near his old home, on Monday, October 29. Mr. Wheaton is
survived here by his wife, formerly Miss Lois Snyder, to whom he was
united in marriage about a year ago, since which time he has lived in
angola, and he was employed in hauling gravel from his father's farm,
west of Angola, at the time of the accident.
Lawrence H. Wheaton, son of Mr. and Mrs Clark Wheaton, was born
September 8, 1903, on the Wheaton farm in Steuben county, Indiana, west
of Angola. He departed this life on Octoer 26, 1928, at about 10 a.m.
His death was due to an accident which occurred while he was working
alone in the gravel-pit near his fathe's home. At the time of his going
he had reached the age of 25 years 1 month and 19 days. He attended the
county school at Silver Lake and later graduated from the .....school in
Angola. At the age of fourteen he accepted Christ and was baptized in
the Angola Christian church by brother, Ford.
On December 21, 1927, he was united in marriage with Lois Snyder,
less than one year of this happy union was spent in the Silver Lake
community and in Angola, where he was living at the time of his death.
Lawrence leaves to sorrow and honor his memory, his father and
mother, his wife and a foster sister, Irene Stettler harp, who after th
edeath of her mother was reared by the grandparents in the Wheaton home
from the time whe ws four years of age.
Those who knew him best unite in appreciation of his kindly
disposition, indursty, steadfastness, reliability, purnctuality,
steadiness of habits, beautiful home life in the home of his boyhood and
his own home, his upstanding traits of citizenship and his Christian
character. He reverenced the Angola church and the chapel and had he
lived he would have conducted the church school services at the chapel
October 28. Christ is Lord, and from this sorrow we will arise to
renewed service to him.
A number of aunts, uncles and cousins besides an unusually wide
circle of friends sorrow with the immediate members of the family.
The services were conducted in the Silver Lake chapel October 29,
at 2 o'clock. Miss ildred Bailey Johnson sang three beautiful
selections. The funeral sermon was read by Rev. William O. foster and
the body was laid to rest in Circle Hill cemetery.
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors
who so kindly assisted us in our sorrow and also for the beautiful
Mrs. lawrence Wheaton
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Wheaton
Submitted By: Joey Pedigo