Erastas Wayne Whorton

M, #1604, b. 8 May 1907, d. 8 January 1933
ChartsConrad Frederick Keck Descendants
     Erastas Wayne Whorton was born on 8 May 1907 at Madison, Arkansas. He married Muriel Keck, daughter of Melkiga Keck and Golda Wheeler. Erastas Wayne Whorton died on 8 January 1933 at Madison, Arkansas, at age 25.
Erastas Wayne Whorton's obituary was published on 12 January 1933 ; The Madison County Record
Huntsville, AR
12 Jan 1933

Wayne Whorton, age 25 years, was fatally injured in an automobile accident a short distance from his home near Witter about 2:30 p.m. Sunday when a Ford touring car, occupied by himself and his wife and baby, ran off a culvert and overturned on them. Mrs. Whorton was painfully injured in her back and was otherwise slightly bruised but the baby escaped unhurt.

The accident occurred at the high culvert between the Whorton home and Witter and was witnessed by Fred Keck, a young man who had sold the car to Mr. Whorton and had been instructing him in driving same. Strange to say, Mr. Whorton, though fatally injured, was the only one of the trio in the accident able to free himself from the wreck but he was unable to do anything for his wife and baby. Keck, who had just gotten out of the car, ran to give assistance but could not raise the car off of Mrs. Whorton and the baby, and had to call for help from the Wates home nearby.

It was not thought at first that Mr. Whorton was seriously injured, but a physician was called and it was found that some of his ribs were fractured from a bruise in the back, but the extent of internal injury feared was not realized until a short time before 12 o'clock Sunday night when he died.

Besides his wife and baby, Mr. Whorton is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newt Whorton and one brother, Elmer.

Interment was made Tuesday at 2 o'clock p.m. in the Wharton Creek cemetery, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. R. M. McCollough and Rev. Jake Drake, assisted by Elder D. N. Dudgeon.

It is understood that the car causing the young man's tragic death was an old model T without top which he had purchased with the intention of using only the motor in the operation of a wood saw rig, and that he and his family were out just for the fun of a short drive in the old car before it was dismantled. The accident is supposed to have been caused by defective radius rodsor, perhaps, by Mr. Whorton's inexperience in handling a Ford, he having been accustomed to driving gear shift cars.
He was buried in January 1933 at Lower Wharton Creek Cemetery, Wharton, Madison, Arkansas.
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Family

Muriel Keck b. 21 May 1909, d. 8 Dec 1971