Edith Witt Death Notice
KILLED BY FALLING TREE
From the Gainsville News 12 February, 1903.
Mrs. Witt, wife of Thomas Witt, living eight miles east of town was
instantly killed last Friday evening by a falling tree. Mrs. Witt had
taken some drinking water to the field where Mr. Witt was at work
cleaning some dead brush out of the field. She was picking up from
under a large dead tree that was burning. The tree had been burning
for some time and started to fall while Mrs. Witt was working under
it, but Mr. Witt seeing her danger called to her when she ran for
safety, but too late! The tree fell in the same direction she ran,
and she just got far enough for the top of the tree, which was nothing
but a blunt snag, to strike her on the head opening the skull killing
her instantly. The remains were buried in the Luna cemetery Saturday
evening. Deceased leaves a husband and seven children.