Auto Kills Baby Girl
Baby Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Seedle.  Run Over and Instantly Killed – Mother Badly Injured.  Little Esther, the two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Seedle, who live five miles south of Burrton was run over and almost instantly killed and Mrs. Seedle seriously injured last Saturday afternoon, at the city park, by an automobile driven by Charles Howard.  Mr. Howard was driving his car from the street into the park where the A.H.T.A. picnic was being held and Mrs. Seedle, with the baby, was walking east, and owing to the crowd and vehicles was unable to see the approaching car until it was close upon her.  She picked up the child and started to run, but was unable to escape.  Mr. Howard was running the car slow at the time but was going down a slight incline and was unable to stop the machine until it had crashed into a tree.  The car ran over both the mother and baby, the front wheel passing over the child’s body.  Drs. J.W. Myers of Burrton and N.A. Seehorn of Hutchinson, who were on the picnic grounds at the time of the accident, took the baby to the former’s office on north Main street.  However, the child was dead before they reached the office.  While Mrs. Seedle’s injuries were painful, they are not considered very serious.  She sustained a broken collar bone and was badly bruised.  The funeral for the baby was held Sunday afternoon from the home of Mrs. Seedle’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Adkins., Rev. Ralph W. Wyrick of the First Methodist Church officiating.  The Burrton Tribune, Burrton, Kansas.  Thursday, September 10, 1914.  Page 1.

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