The Caddo Herald
May 25, 1923
Cecil Bilbo Killed in Car Wreck Saturday
Last Saturday night about 8 o’clock the Dodge car in which Cecil Bilbo was driving from Claremore to Tulsa, threw a back wheel, and turned turtle; from which Bilbo received injuries of which he died about 5 o’clock Sunday morning.
The remains were brought to Caddo Monday, where they lay in state at the Bilbo home until Wednesday when they were taken to Durant, and buried beside his child there.
Cecil Bilbo was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Bilbo, and was raised in Caddo. He was married to Miss Sola Rockwell, who with a son survives him. He was soon to have been thirty years of age; was oil scout for a Tulsa company, and was on his way home from his week’s work when the accident happened.
He was driving pretty fast, when he came to a sharp turn in the road, and became a little confused and set his brakes so quickly that a wheel gave way, precipitating the car over and over, pinning him beneath the steering wheel. He received bruises also about the head. Two ladies passing in a sedan before the dust of the wreck had settled went to his assistance, and he was taken to a hospital in Claremore, where medical aid was given speedily. He regained consciousness a time or two, sufficient to tell who he was and where his folks lived.
Mrs. Bilbo and son, and numerous relatives and friends of the family were here Monday and Wednesday, offering every condolence and aid to the bereaved ones.
Cecil had many friends in Caddo. This was his boyhood home and he was very popular both here and at Durant where he had lived.