Clipped From The Salt Lake Tribune
Wellsville Man Killed by Sting Of Bumble Bee WELLSVILLE—A bumble bee sling on the forehead proved fatal to William Duncan Stoddard, 45, Wellsville farmer and dairy- mnn, at 2 p. m. Thursday. At 1:40 p. m. he was working on tho header part of a thresher when William Riggs, a brother-in- law, noticed him brush the bee from his head. ' Five minutes later Mr. Stoddard became ill. He toppled from the header and was rushed to the office of Dr. W. O. Christensen, but was dead before he reached there 15 minutes later. Dr. Christensen said death was caused by the bee sting. Mr. Stoddard was horn here in 1891, the son of John S. and Catherine Stoddard. He had resided here all his life, engaging in farming and dairying. He waa active in the L. D. S. church. He is survived by his wid'ow, Mrs. Laruo Riggs Stoddard and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Elizabeth Gittens, Smithfield; Eva, Grace, Laverne, Delma and Bee Stoddard; four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Agnes Fullmer, Price; Mrs. Ellis Williamson, Grace, Idaho; Mrs. Jennie Lowe, Park City; Mrs. Thomas Benchley and David Stoddard, Wellsville, and Alexander Stoddard, Phillipsburg, Mont.