H.B. Flannigan
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H. B. Flannigan Ran Over on Highway Monday; Dies

A most regrettable tragedy occurred Monday evening about 7 o´clock when Edwin Morris ran over and killed H.B. Flannigan while driving a car on the Spur and Dickens highway.

The accident occurred just north of the Duck Creek bridge. Mr. Flannigan was leading a harnessed horse along the highway walking near the bar-pit. Being blinded by a passing car, Mr. Morris swerved to the right not seeing the horse and man, running into both. The horse was killed instantly and thrown on Flannigan who was horribly mutilated and bruised by both the car and the dying horse. Assistance was immediately given by those passing along the highway. Mr. Flannigan being brought immediately to the Nichols Sanitarium where the wounds were cleaned and dressed and surgical aid rendered. Flannigan was conscious, though suffering agonies, and was told by Dr. Nichols that his injuries were such that it was doubtful if surgery or medicines could save him. Flannigan requesting that he go ahead and do his best to save him. He lived until about seven o´clock Tuesday morning - twelve hours of suffering. The remains were interred in Spur cemetery, funeral services being held at the Baptist Church.

H.B. Flannigan leaves a wife and two small children. He had lived in Spur and this section for some eight or ten years. Four brothers also survive: Pete and Jimmie Flannigan of Spur and Sam and Lon Flannigan of Ellis County, TX.

Edwin Morris as well as surviving members of the Flannigan family has the sympathy of friends and acquaintances, in this tragedy, he being prostrated following the accident, which also occurred the day following the burial of his brother, Dr. J. E. Morris.

©The Texas Spur, February 20, 1931
From the records of Lillian Grace Nay

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