Boy Dies From Injuries Received. Frank Cooper Falls Beneath Moving Wheels. Accident Near Newton. Two Cars Passed Over Body of Youth.
Frank J. Cooper, of Wichita, fell beneath a Santa Fe train at Newton yesterday and received injuries from which he died early this morning. Cooper, who is a young lad, attempted to board a train near Newton, when he slipped and fell. Two cars passed over his right leg near the thigh, and he was crushed badly about other parts of his body. Upon being taken to the hospital an amputation was found to be necessary, and the crushed leg was taken off. Loss of blood and internal injuries, which it was thought the boy experienced, were too much for the lad and several times between then and last evening he was reported as being dead. It was hoped that a change for the better would occur last night, but the boy’s condition grew worse rapidly and he passed away after suffering untold agonies from his many injuries. Young Cooper has made his home for some time with an uncle, Frank Flenner, of 214 West Central. Mr. Flenner was notified of the accident and left for Newton yesterday at 2:55 over the Santa Fe. He was at the bedside of his young nephew when the end came. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, Wichita KS. May 1, 1904. Page 6).