A serious accident occurred in the Newton switch yards last Saturday morning which cost L. A. Carter, of this city, his life. Mr. Carter had charge of Mr. McQueen’s race horse and was on his way from St. John to Guthrie, Oklahoma. While the train which was to take them on through was being made up in the Newton yards, the switch engine struck the car with such force that Mr. Carter was thrown to the floor and his skull fractured. Mr. Carter was standing in the door of his car talking to Ned Snyder, who also had horses on the train, when the accident happened. He was at once taken to a hospital, where the end came several hours before his wife and son arrived at his bedside. Fifteen or eighteen other persons were injured at the same time Mr. Carter was but none fatal. The remains were brought to Meade and the funeral held at the M.E. Church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. S. M. Hunt. Interment was made in Graceland Cemetery. (The Meade County News, Meade KS. September 16, 1915. Page 1).
L. A. Carter was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, February 11, 1862, later moved with his parents to Earlyville, Illinois, and at the age of fourteen came to Dickinson County, Kansas. On March 23, 1892 he was united in marriage to Miss Eva Seward, and to their union three children were born, two sons and one daughter. Eight years ago the family came to Meade county and for the past year have resided in Meade. Mr. Carter is survived by his wife and one son, George; his mother, Mrs. H. M. Carter, of this city; one brother, C. H. Carter, of Plains; and three sisters, Mrs. Ida Knox, of Palmer Kansas; Mrs. Effie Wenthe, of Topeka Kansas; and Mrs. Gertie Kinsinger, of Meade. (The Meade County News, Meade KS. September 16, 1915. Page 1).