PINE, KEITH N. - Baxter County, Arkansas | KEITH N. PINE - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Keith N. PINE

Heiskill Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Joe Pine
January 27, 1921, in Oberlin, Kansas.
September 19, 1940 near Buffalo, Arkansas.

The Mountain Echo
September 25, 1940
One of the most tragic accidents that have shocked the Buffalo community in may years, occurred about noon on Thursday, September 19th, last, when Keith Nelson Pine the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe I. Pine, was drowned in the old Lumpkin swimming hole, in the White River, about two miles northwest of Buffalo.
He had lived in the community only about a week and had gone swimming with two of his brothers. Not knowing the river and the swimming hole, he ventured out into water that was over his head and either took cramps or became too tired and frightened to make his way back to safety. Upon hearing his call for help, his brothers and two cousins did everything in their power to rescue him but without success. His body sank beneath the surface, immediately, and was not found until some four hours later when Harold Chapman, who was a member of a searching party led by his father, Roy Chapman and Marshall Knight, located it near where it first sank. The body was then brought to the surface by Messrs, Ted B. Crice of Moorefield, AR and T.C. Sullivan of Summit, AR, two members of the Missouri Pacific's Extra Gang No. 5.
It has been said by people who have had the experience of drowning and been revived, that that is a very painless way of dying, after the first pangs of fear have passed and the lungs have filled with water. This speaks to have been true in this young man's death, since he is said to have had a smile on his face when his body was found. In his subconscious state, just before death, he was probably recalling some happy experience of life.
The body was taken, immediately to the McClure Funeral Parlor, in Mt. Home, where it was prepared for burial and kept until time for the funeral, which was held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Heiskill cemetery in the old Laytonville community, midway between Buffalo and Buford. Clarence H. Vance of Buffalo had charge of the funeral service which was attended by one of the largest gatherings of people seen at the Heiskill Cemetery in years.
Keith Nelson Pine, who was 19 years, 7 months and 22 day old at the time of his death, was born in Oberlin, Kansas, on January 27, 1921. He had recently moved, with his parents and brothers from Eagle Rock, MO, to the old John Cunningham farm, northwest of Buffalo. He leaves to mourn his parting, his father and mother; three younger brothers, Orville, Roy and Earnest; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Parsons and Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Griggs and family of Mt. Home; both paternal and maternal grandparents, who live in Kansas and Nebraska; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. He was a very respectable young man and greatly loved by all who knew him.
(From the files of Max Parnell.)

Contributed on 12/22/08 by maxparnell
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Record #: 126724

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Submitted: 12/22/08 • Approved: 1/13/14 • Last Updated: 1/16/14 • R126724-G0-S3

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