McDonald County Obituaries

Neoda E. "Mac" McQuitty

[Mr.] Neoda E. "Mac" McQuitty
b: 3 Jan 1878 d:23 Apr 1916

***Pineville Democrat, 28 April 1916 A very sad accident happened at the gravel works Friday afternoon when N. E. McQuitty while firing the engine at that place started across the track and was caught between the concrete abutment and the draw bead of a gravel car which was being switched in on the spur. He was released as soon as possible by the gravel men and was taken to town where Dr.ís Beeson and Webster were called. They pronounced internal injuries and the right hip crushed. He was removed to the St. John hospital in Joplin Friday night on No. 4. After suffering intense pain he passed away Sunday about 1:30 p.m. His faithful wife was by his side from the time he was injured until the end. As we know him he was devoted to his family, a good neighbor and citizen and will be missed by his many friends. Mr. McQuitty was 38 years old. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. C. Caldwell by Rev. Villines, after which he was laid to rest in the Marshall cemetery. He leaves a wife, six children, a mother, three brothers and two sister to mourn his untimely death.

***The Miner & Mechanic, 24 April 1916 N. E. McQuitty, 38 years old, of Noel Station, died at St. Johnís hospital at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon from injuries he received Friday night when he was caught between the bumpers two cars he was repairing near Noel. He is survived by his wife and six children. His body was sent to Noel yesterday, where funeral services will be held at 3:00 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be in Noel cemetery.

***The Joplin Globe, 24 April 1916 N. E. McQuitty, 38 years old, died at St. Johnís hospital at 1:25 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the results of an injury received at Noel, Mo., Friday afternoon. He is survived by a wife and six children. The body was sent to Noel Sunday afternoon for burial.

submitted by Sheila Harrison

Copyright 2010 Shirley Cullum.

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