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Ernest Dorr's Obituary


The following is Ernest's obituary from the Southern Reporter, Volume XXXIII, Number 24, February 23, 1918.

Victim of Auto Accident Brought Home for Burial

A telegram was received here Tuesday announcing that Mr. Ernest Dorr had been injured in an automobile accident at McAlester, Okla. Mr. Ware (Weir) Dorr, his brother, immediately left for Oklahoma, but did not reach there until several hours after the injured man had died from his injuries. We are informed that Mr. Dorr, on his way home to dinner from his place of business, had accepted a ride in an auto truck, and in going down a hill the truck swerved suddenly in meeting another car, and Mr. Dorr was thrown out, striking heavily on the hard roadway. He was in sight of his home when the accident occurred.

The remains were brought to Sardis on the Accommodation last night and carried out to the residence of Mr. Ware (Weir) Dorr, from which the funeral was held this morning, interment being at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Deceased, who was about 35 years of age, was a son of the late N. L. Dorr, and had been away from Sardis for about eight years. Being a steady, industrious and capable young man, he had prospered in his western home, where he will be regretted by a large circle. He leaves a wife and two little children, to mourn the sad accident which has thus deprived them of a loving husband and father.

The sympathy of the entire community go out to the stricken family and other relatives in their hour of affliction.