Samuel A. McCall's Obituary
As published in the Knoxville Journal, Monday Oct. 29, 1934

 New Prospect Farmer Hit by Automobile.

Samuel 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.

McCall a prominent farmer of the New Prospect community died of a fractured skull and possible internal injures complicated by shock, hospital attaches said.

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.

The 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 condition.

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 church.

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 Neubert.

The body was taken to Berry's funeral home pending funeral arrangements







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