The Caddo Herald
September 8, 1933
M. B. Taylor is Accidentally Killed by Target
M. B. Taylor, aged 52 years, was accidentally killed at his home here last Saturday morning at seven o’clock by the accidental discharge of a .22 target which he carried on a load of corn he had gathered at his farm west of town the afternoon before. His death was instantaneous, as the shot punctured his heart.
He had moved a bucket of corn in the wagon and the moving of the corn caused the gun to move and being of the hammerless type, was easily discharged, the bullet striking him below the left breast, ranging upward into his body.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at six o’clock at the Church of Christ and was conducted by Rev. Gray Carter, his former pastor here, but who now holds a pastorate at Shawnee. Interment was in the Caddo cemetery immediately after the funeral services.
Deceased was survived by his widow and two sons of Caddo: Willie R. and Haskell; and three brothers and three sisters.
He was a staunch member of the Church of Christ and in the words of his pastor, “He has obeyed the Gospel for a term of twenty-three years.” He was a man of his word, and leaves behind a host of friends who mourn his passing.
It will be remembered that some eight years ago this past January, the family of this man had the misfortune to lose four of their children in a fire that destroyed their home on their farm two miles west of town.
We join the many friends of this family in extending to them our sincere condolence in their hour of sorrow.