run away wagon team
This article appeared in the TERRELL TIMES STAR on Feb. 21, 1896.
KILLED IN A RUNAWAY
About 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon as Jesse Jones, living four miles north of Elmo, was entering the city in a wagon his team became frightened on Virginia street opposite Jackson's gin and ran away. In his effort to stop the team the wagon was overturned at the corner of Moore avenue, throwing Mr. Jones beneath the wagon body and dragging him a distance of several yards before he was released from the hold of the death trap. He was immediately taken to the Terrell hotel where examination by Dr. W. P. Dumas and Dr. A. J. Stovall disclosed his skull fractured and crushed, the clavicle broken, the left arm broken near the shoulder, the end of the broken humerous puncturing the fleshy pat of the arm and penetrating the left side of the body. There were also severe bruises about the left ribs and body. A negro, who was in the wagon with Mr. Jones, was also thrown out but escaped uninjured.
Mr. Jones was placed under the influence of opiates and a portion of the humerous bone sawed off in order to get it back in position. He gained consciousness but suffered distressing pain until death relieved him at 7 o'clock Sunday morning. His relatives were immediately notified and his wife, youngest son, and his two sons-in-law, Jesse Hall and Emmett Pratt, the latter living at Elmo and the former at Bull's Prairie, arrived before his death. The remains were removed Sunday and the interment took place at the Weaver grave yard Monday.
Mr. Jones was among the oldest and best known farmers in the county, having passed his sixty fourth year, and was a pioneer settler. He came to the county in the 50's and has been married forty years. He leaves a wife and four children, two daughters and two sons.
Jesse L. Jones' wife was Louisa Millie (Moody).