Person:Maurice McLaurin (1)

Maurice Gano McLaurin
m. 23 Apr 1890
  1. Dr. John Gano McLaurin1891 - 1955
  2. Katherine Gano McLaurin1894 - 1978
  3. Dr. Hugh Love McLaurin, Jr.1895 - 1981
  4. Maurice Gano McLaurin1899 - 1910
Facts and Events
Name[1] Maurice Gano McLaurin
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1899 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Death[2][3] 6 Jun 1910 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Burial[2][4] 8 Jun 1910 Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
  1. 1.0 1.1 Dallas, Texas, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T623)
    ED 99, p. 9A.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Find A Grave.
  3. Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  4. Dallas Morning News. (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 5, 7 Jun 1910.

    Flying Baseball Bat Brings Death to Boy
    Young Maurice Mclaurin Is Victim of Unusual Accident.
    Standing on Sidewalk When Bat Slips from hand of Another Boy and Strikes Him Behind Ear.

    Struck by a flying baseball bat, which accidentally slipped from the batsman's hands, as some boys were playing on the vacant lot at the corner of Bryan and Ervay streets yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock, Maurice Gano McLaurin, aged 11 years, sone of Dr. and Mrs. H. L. McLaurin of 209 North Ervay street, received injuries which resulted in his death within less than ten minutes.

    The bat struck him just above and slightly behind the left ear, fracturing the skull, it was thought, although the skin was not broken. Excepting an ejaculating of pain immediately following the blow, the boy did not speak again. He lapsed into unconsciousness at once and remained in this state until he died at the Emergency Hospital.

    Chief McGeen of the fire department was passing in his automobile when the accident occurred. The inert form was placed in the machine and within three minutes was at the Emergency Hospital. All possible attention was given, but consciousness never returned, and about five minutes after reaching the hospital life became extinct.

    According to all accounts the occurance was purely accidental. A regular game was not being played, it seems, but one boy was batting the ball out to be caught by others. The batsman was a strong youth, it is said, and when he swung at a ball and missed it the bat slipped from his hands with considerable force.

    Maurice Mclaurin and his brother were standing on the sidewalk, where they had stopped on their way down the street, and were looking in the opposite direction, and there was no time or opportunity for a warning.

    Yesterday Maurice Mclaurin took dinner with his grandmother in Oak Cliff, returning to his parents' home in the afternoon. Presently he asked his mother's consent to go for a visit to his aunt in East Dallas. This being given, he and his brother, Hugh, slightly older than himself, started out, walking down Ervay street. Near the corner of Bryan and Ervay, where the game was in progress, the brothers seated themselves upon the sidewalk. When the bat struck him Maurice sprang from a sitting posture to his feet, gave one cry of pain and fell to the ground. Communication was quickly established and Dr. and Mrs. McLaurin and they, with other near relatives of the injured boy, reached the Emergency Hospital in all haste.

    Besides his brother Hugh, there is another brother, John, a High School graduate this year, and a sister.

    Robert McLaurin of Vicksburg, Miss., and Judge Lauch McLaurin, professor in the law department of the University of Texas, uncles of the deceased, have been notified and the funeral will not be held until after their arrival. The boy was a grandson of Gen. R. M. Gano.

    Funeral announcements will be announced later.

  5.   Dallas Morning News. (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 16, 8 Jun 1910.

    Funeral of Maurice McLauren.

    Services Will Be Held Today for Boy Who Was Killed by Baseball Bat.

    The funeral of Maurice Gano McLauren, aged 11 years, son of Dr. Mrs. H. L. Mclauren, will be held at the family home, 209 North Ervay street, at 4 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. L. S. White and Dr. J. O. Shelburne conducting the service. The pallbearers, selected from among the companions of the deceased, will be Charles Holland, Roy Buell, Ted Dealey, Henry Exall, Emmett Crane, Blagdon Manning, David Thompson and Robert Tuttle.

    Judge Lauch Mclauren, professor in the law department of the University of Texas at Austin, and Robert McLauren of Vicksburg, Miss., uncles, and Mrs. Genie Gano, aunt of the deceased, arrived in the city last night.