Express [Merced, CA.]
Saturday, Dec. 5, 1914
A Fatal Accident
George Roy Moxley is Fatally Injured while Hunting
A shocking accident which resulted in the death of George Roy Moxley, a well known young Merced county farmer, occurred on the San Joaquin river about 6 o'clock last Saturday evening in company with Ralph Eastin of Merced and Mr. Moffit of Eureka, Moxley had been hunting ducks and as the party was returning home and the wagon in which they were riding tipped over while they were crossing a small slough. The jar caused the explosion of a number of shotgun shells, the charge from one or more of which struck Moxley in the left leg between the knee and the hip, badly shattering the member. The injured man was given first aid by his companions, after which they borrowed a wagon from a camper and took Moxley to the John Saunders ranch, from which place he was brought to the Merced Sanitarium in Mr. Saunders automobile, arriving here about 10 p.m. The leg was amputated by Drs. Lilley and Kylberg, but shock and the loss of blood was so great that the patient passed away at 1:45 Sunday morning.
Roy Moxley, as he was familiarly known, was a native of Missouri and was aged 27 years, 11 months and 21 days. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Washington Moxley and had been a resident of Merced county about twelve years, his farm being located just west of this city near the creamery. He was an honest young man and was very popular among a host of friends, to whom the news of his untimely death came as a distressing shock.
He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Hazel Murchis, to whom he was married in August of this year, two sisters, Mrs. Raleigh Casad of this city and Miss Elma Moxley of Santa Barbara, and a brother, Maritn Moxley of Southern California, who have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.
The funeral took place from the Central Presbyterian Church in this city at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Transcribed by: Alma Stone