March 30, 1923
One of the saddest accidents in the history of Caddo was on Monday evening when little Lynn Cochran, 20 months old son of Dr. and Mrs. Ray L. Cochran, was kicked by a horse, having gone with his father to the lot as was his usual custom to gather in the eggs. Just as the father’s back was turned, in some way little Lynn was kicked, his skull being crushed. Local doctors hastened to the home and doctors from Durant were called and Dr. E. J. Neathery of Sherman and everything that medical science and surgical aid could do was done, yet to no avail. Little Lynn passed to that great unknown at 12:45 pm. The fond parents were almost distracted. The many, many friends of the family have done all in their power to make the burden lighter and the entire town sorrows with them. The most touching scenes ever witnessed was in the broken hearted father conducting the funeral services over little Lynn, giving him back to the Heavenly Father who had blessed his home by letting little Lynn be with them the past 20 months. Beautiful and touching prayers were offered by Rev. Rylant and Rev. W. B. Slack. The floral offering were many and beautiful. A large crowd gathered at our beautiful city of the dead to pay their last respects to the remains of the little one all loved so well. We hang our heads in grief but can only say that someday we shall meet again and understand.