James F. Repult Obituary
Submitted by: David Webb
Source: Tupelo Journal, November 4, 1910
James F. "Jimmy"
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.