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Funeral services were held at Watford City last Saturday for 15-year old Walter Chaloner who died as he entered a Williston hospital after suffering for six days until found under his saddle horse Thursday.

A good horseman, young Chaloner rode away from the ranch of his father, W. H. Chaloner, of Watford City, prominent bedlands rancher. When he did not return, presumably to round up horses on the range, the family was not worried but thought he was visiting a neighboring ranch.

His sister, Caroline, 14, found the youth alive but unconscious Thursday in a deep ravine about 17 miles south of Watford City. The horse apparently lost its step. Walter was pinned beneath the dead horse.

Unable to remove the horse from the boy, Caroline returned to the ranch and her father, aided by a neighbor, pulled the animal away with a team of horses.

He was taken to a Williston hospital but died on reaching there.

Besides his parents he leaves a brother and five sisters.

Mouse River Farmers Press, 8/18/1933

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Posted 09/16/2013