Lipan Register – January 22, 1909

This community was thrown into a fever of excitement yesterday morning at 8 o’clock when news of the accidental death of the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.I. Milhollin, one of our best families, was flashed over the wires of the local telephone exchange.  It seems that the little fellow had gone to the barn to do up his morning work, and in attempting to slide a large door back so as to get in the barn, the door fell on the boy precipitating him to the ground.  At the time the fatal accident occurred no one at the house new of it, but some time afterwards Mr. Milhollin went to the barn to assist a renter to find some tools and observed the door lying on the ground.  He asked the renter to assist him to raise the door, at which time the fatal discovery was made.  Dr. Gandy was immediately summoned, and from the time he received the announcement till he reached Mr. Milhollin’s house, a distance of three miles from town, he was on the road just 7 minutes, the swiftest run ever made in this part of the state by a physician behind two horses, but when he arrived the little fellow was dead and his neck broken.  The door which fell on him is said to weigh at least 300 pounds.  The remains were laid to rest in the Evergreen cemetery this afternoon at 1 o’clock.  The entire community deeply sympathize[s] with the bereaved parents and other relatives.

Quinton Milhollin was born December 4, 1896.