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  • ID: I06306
  • Name: Deyal Odis OUTLAW
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 31 DEC 1916 in Elgin, Bastrop Co, TX
  • Death: 10 DEC 1936 in Austin, Travis Co, TX
  • Burial: Elgin, Bastrop Co, TX
  • Note:

    From Curtis Craig:

    While riding someone else's motorcycle from the Gulf Gas Station on the Elgin southside where he worked, he lost control, traveled across the street and hit the curb beside the Elgin Hotel. He was thrown over the handlebars and hit his head on the concrete steps of the hotel fracturing his skull. He was taken to Austin where he died early the next morning.

    Austin-American 11 Dec 1936:

    Otis was fatally injured Wednesday afternoon from a fractured skull. He plunged over the handlebars of a motorcycle when it hit a curb and he struck his head on the concrete steps of the Elgin Hotel. He died in Austin at 2:25 am Thursday at Brackenridge Hospital.

    Elgin Courier 17 Dec 1936 IN MEMORY OF OTIS OUTLAW

    Otis, son of Mr and Mrs Earl Outlaw, was born December 31, 1916, five miles south of Elgin, died December 10, 1936 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident December 9 on the entrance steps of the Elgin Brick Hotel. Emergency treatment was given him by Dr. Joe Fleming, then he was rushed by J.C. Miller ambulance to Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, accompanied by a Great Uncle, Edwin Outlaw and R.W. McCreery with whom he was employed at the time of the accident.

    His father, in company with an uncle, Dee Craig, followed them reaching the hospital about thirty minutes after the ambulance did.

    All that loving hands and medical aid could do was done but to no avail. He never regained consciousness.

    Otis lived his entire life in Bastrop County, with the exception of four years which he lived in Williamson County near Type.

    He received his education from McDuff, Type and Elgin schools.

    His mother, Mrs Lola Scott Outlaw, passed away while living near Type, November 28, 1930.

    In October 1931 he and his father moved in with his Grandmother Outlaw, where they have made their home since. Otis had many warm friends since being employed with McCreery's filling station who are deeply grieved by his untimely death.

    Pallbearers were: B.J. Upchurch, Lester McCreery, Taylor Bell Bailey, Harold Gardner, Herbert and Osborn Cottle.

    His grave was covered with a blanket of flowers, symbols of love, sent by relatives and friends.

    Surviving are his father, Mr. Earl Outlaw, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Scott, Mrs. J.H. Outlaw; Aunts, Mesdames Dee Craig and Donville Owen, Elgin; L.C. Culp, Manor; Uncles, Mr. Chessie Scott, Elgin and Mrs. Walter Scott, Austin, besides a host of other relatives.

    Out-of-town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. Walter Scott and son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin, Mrs. J.B. Pierce and granddaughter, Austin; Mr. T.L. Martin, Cedar Creek and Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Culp and children, Manor.

    Note: The papers misspelled his first name, Otis vice Odis.

    Father: Earl Oscar OUTLAW b: 23 FEB 1891 in Elgin, Bastrop Co, TX
    Mother: Lola SCOTT b: 1 SEP 1897
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