The report reached this city the fore part of the week that DeWitt Tucker, a former resident of this city, died at Ochiltree, Texas as the result of being kick by a mule. His death occurred on Monday, July 12, 1915, after that of his mother on Thursday, July 8, 1915; and it was the first day of commencing work after her funeral services that the sad accident occurred. The injuries were internal.
DeWitt attended the school at this place during the years of 1912-13 and 1913-14, and was always a bright and studious student. His behavior was of the best, in fact, his deportment approached perfection, never violating a restriction of the teacher or of the school. He was a Christian boy and was active in the religious circles of this city having been successful in leading several of his schoolmates to Christ. None that ever attended school here has won a wider popularity among the pupils and their conception of him---an unusually intelligent boy, of excellent demeanor and thoroughly unselfish--lingers in their hearts, precious beyond power of expression.
The Star joins his many, many friends in this bereavement.
The Cheyenne Star, July 15, 1915