Bunnell, Florida
Thursday, July 5, 1956


Graveside funeral services for Karl Williams Lord, who was fatally injured in a truck-train collision Friday afternoon, were held at Espanola Cemetery at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Rev. E.W. Ware, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bunnell, officiated and Garcia Funeral Home of St. Augustine was in charge of arrangements.

The accident occurred about 4 o'clock Friday afternoon when the cattle truck, which he was driving, was struck by a Florida East Coast local freight train when he attempted to cross the tracks on the north city limits near his home. The truck was demolished and the two saddle horses he was transporting in the truck were instantly killed. Mr. Lord was carried by ambulance to the local hospital where he died early Saturday morning.

Mr. Lord, who was 72 years of age, was born in Edgerton, Wisc. He attended college in Madison, Wise. where he graduated in Animal Husbandry. He had extensive experience in the cattle business, which included five years of cattle ranching in Texas. He was also manager of the Schroeder and Argumbauch Tobacco plantation in Quincy Florida.

Later he went to Chula, Va., and then to Leesburg, Va. where he managed the Morven Park Estates and Big Farm for the then Governor Westmoreland Davis. He later moved to St. Augustine where he owned and operated a dairy.

He was at one time agricultural agent for St. Johns County for three years before moving to Flagler County thirty years ago. He has engaged in the dairy and cattle business here since that time. He had also served as county commissioner from District Five.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Lord, Bunnell; three daughters, Miss Celia Lord and Mrs. Harold Emery, Espanola; and Mrs. Walter Fortner of Hastings. One step-son, A. B. Powell, Bunnell Also surviving are 13 grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Steve Sparkman, Ben Sparkman, J. F. Mercer, C. H. Cowart, D. D. Moody and E. A. Hunter.