MAUPIN, Fred (1877-1937)
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 8:20AM
Jo Giessner

FRED MAUPIN KILLED; THROWN FROM HORSE - Fred Maupin, aged 59, well known stockman of the Gas Point section, was instantly killed Tuesday afternoon [2 March 1937] on the Gas Point Road when he was thrown from his horse.

The tragedy occurred while Maupin was riding his horse alongside of an automobile driven by Mrs. Helen Thomasson, teacher of the Middle Fork School, who was transporting pupils to their homes. Maupin was conversing with the children as the automobile was traveling slowly along the road. In some manner the horse caught his foot in the rear bumper of the car, and Maupin was thrown head first into the rear of the machine the horse falling on top of him. He succumbed almost instantly.

Maupin was born and raised in the Gas Point section, and spent his entire life in that section. He had followed storckraising all his life.

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Pearl Maupin, three sons, Owen, Adin, and Floyd Maupin; a daughter, Miss Holly Maupin of Red Bluff; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Coumbs, Redding; Mrs. Ethel Barrett and Mrs. Cynthia Fox of San Francisco; two brothers, Perry Maupin of Redding, and Charles Maupin of Orland.

The body was taken to the McDonald & Scott mortuary, where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Coroner Roy S. Duggins has not set the date for the inquest.~

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