Tragic Smith Family

Updated Sep 06, 2021
Gaye Thomas
Gaye Thomas shared a photo
on Jul 17, 2019 9:36 AM
A photo of Columbus Edward Smith and his children with Minerva (Pool) Smith. Minerva was milking a cow in 1906 at her farm in the Packsaddle community in Scott County, AR. The cow was easily scared and was skittish. Minerva climbed into the loft to throw down some hay to busy the spooked cow.
She evidently lost her footing and fell into the stall where the cow was tied. She was kicked repeatedly. The cow tore up the barn, stomping the milk bucket almost unrecognizable.
She made her way into the house but never regained true consciousness and died of a brain hemorrhage two weeks later at the age of 24.
Date & Place: in Scott County, Arkansas United States


AncientFaces commented on Aug 15, 2019
1906 Arkansas - his wife, their mother, was killed by the family cow at age 24.
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