Glasco Sun, Cloud County, Sept. 13, 1928, page 1:
FRANK GARST MET DEATH IN AUTO ACCIDENT MONDAY
CHARLES ADKINS AND DAVID BRYANT SUFFER BROKEN RIBS AND BAD BRUISES -- GARST FUNERAL YESTERDAY
A deplorable happened Monday evening shortly after six o'clock that resulted in the death of Frank Garst, one of the pioneer citizens of this community and the injury of Charles Adkins and David Bryant. The three men were working out on the road project on No. 81 and at the end of the day's work were coming to town in the Adkins was when they got to the J.W. Lavy place they overtook a truck and turning out to pass it struck loose sand and Charley lost control of the car. It swerved toward the ditch and Charley pulled it in and it then went in the opposite direction and almost ran into the truck and in order to avoid this Charley turned sharply to the left and the car hit the sand again and overturned. Mr. Garst was caught beneath the car and his skull was crushed and it is probable that death was almost instantaneous. Adkins and Bryant suffered broken ribs on both sides and were otherwise bruised up but it is thought that unless unforeseen complications develop that they will come through all right. Dr. Palmer was called and reached the scene of the accident in a very few moments and with the assistance of Mr. Lavy and Will Yenni and others administered emergency treatment and brought the injured men to town. Mr. Adkins was taken to his home and Mr. Bryant, who lives in Downs was taken to the Commercial Hotel where he was rooming. The body of Mr. Garst was taken to the undertaking parlors of Lott & Stine and later to his home in the north part of town.
Tillman Frank Garst
Tillman F. Garst was born in Madison county, Iowa, on January 12, 1870 and departed this life on September 19, 1928, aged 58 years, 7 months and 29 days. He came to Kansas when but a boy of fifteen. Twelve years later on March 2, 1892 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Elizabeth Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.I. Wright, highly respected pioneer citizens of Glasco and of Cloud county. To this union six children were born, all of whom are living and were with the mother shortly after the sad news of the sudden taking of their father was received. Mr. and Mrs. Garst years ago became members of the United Brethren Church and in the trials incident to pioneer life in the community have always endeavored to look to the Heavenly Beacon for guidance and to inculcate into the lives of their children the teachings of the Master.
Those who have known Frank Garst longest will remember the quiet, genial manner, the cheery winning smile, as well as the reliability and sterling worth of this sturdy old citizen, good neighbor and true friend. The profound sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved wife and children and while an end like that is always a frightful shock those who loved him and mourned his going can find consolation in the fact that the final summons came without the prolonged illness and intense suffering so frequently unhappy incidents of the Reaper's call.
Besides the widow, the deceased is survived by six children, James Wilber of Delphos; Purl Samuel of Natoma; Charles Alfred of Delphos; Mark E. of Minneapolis; Mrs. Bess Damron of Delphos; Lafayette at home. Two brothers, John and Jacob, of Peru, Iowa; five sisters, Mrs. Franc Hogue, Peru, Iowa; Beth Hogue, Alice Chapman, both of Truo, Iowa; Ellen Wells and Marry Hogue, both of Fort Scott, Kansas. Three step-brothers, Chas. Hogue of Jamestown; George and Albert Hogue of Concordia; five step-sisters, Jane Dowler. St. Charles, Iowa; Ellen Garst, Peru, Iowa; Liza Conn, Mrs. L.A. Wright, Mrs. Al Chitton, all of Concordia. Surviving also are a number of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the family home in the north part of town, conducted by Rev. Elmer L. Brooks of the M.E. Church; special music being furnished by a quartette composed of Will, Lester and Pund Pilcher and Charles Marshall. Mr. Marshall also contributed a solo number which was much appreciated. Interment was in Glasco Cemetery.