Samuel A. McCall's Obituary
published in the Knoxville Journal, Monday Oct. 29, 1934
Prospect Farmer Hit by Automobile.
Adams McCall, 77 year old farmer, died last night at Fort Sanders
hospital two hours after he was struck by an automobile on the new
Sevierville highway near his home about two miles from Knoxville.
a prominent farmer of the New Prospect community died of a fractured
skull and possible internal injures complicated by shock, hospital
J. S. Ward of Boyd's Bridge Pike, connected
with the Ideal Electric Co. No. 414 Union avenue, was the driver
of the car, police said.
Ward told officers that McCall was
carrying a bucket of corn, apparently preparing to feed stock, when
he stepped in front of the coupe. He said he was driving slowly
and stopped his car 20 feet fron the place of accident.
Roberts ambulance was called and the injured man was rushed to the
hospital. Physicians however held no chance for his recovery from
the time he arrived.
With Ward was his wife. They followed
the ambulance to the hospital where they waited for word of McCall's
Deputy Sheriffs J. R. Garrison, H. C. Nickle and
J. E. Warwick investigated the accident, which was reported at county
jail by an unidentified man. They termed the accident unavoidable
so far as Ward was concerned.
McCall was well known in Knoxville,
owning a 200-acre farm. He was a member of the Graystone Presbyterian
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Sterling
McCall and one daughter, Miss Ruth McCall, a teacher at Central
High school: four sons Frank, Ernest and Samuel McCall, of Maryville,
and George McCall of California, and one brother, A. F. McCall of
The body was taken to Berry's funeral home pending