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James F. Repult Obituary

Submitted by: David Webb

Source: Tupelo Journal, November 4, 1910

James F. "Jimmy" REPULT
d. Nov. 3, 1910

James Repult Killed (front page article, top left story) Falling Smoke Stack at the Gin Kills Well-Known Man

James Repult, manager of the gin of Allen and Robins, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon by the falling of the upper section of the smoke stack of the engine.  Two mules, drawing a cotton wagon, became frightened and backed the wagon against a guy rope and jerked the smokestack off, it falling with such force as to go entirely through the shed, and striking Mr. Repult, killing him instantly, and badly hurting the negro fireman, Jim Bowen, standing by him.  Mr. Repult had evidently gone to the fire to warm and had reached the spot where he was killed just in time to receive the fatal blow. James Repult was the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Repult, of near Plantersville, and was well known and claimed his friends by the number of his acquaintances.  He was a young man of fine character, and was admired for his strict integrity and sterling worth.  He leaves a wife and three small children, father and mother and several brothers and sisters to mourn his untimely and tragic death.  The body will be laid to rest today at Unity, the remains being accompanied by an escort of the Woodsmen of the World from the local camp, of which the deceased was a member.