BILL GLANVILLE – (1921-1940)

Taken from newspaper clipping by Faye Bell (SLC) 2014



Death Termed Accident as Horse Rears


            Bill Glanville, 18-year-old son of E.C. (Blue) Glanville of Ten Sleep, was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon when the horse he was riding reared as he and companions were shooting at a porcupine.  The boy, who was graduated from Tensleep high school this spring, was shot through the stomach by a .38 calibre pistol and died within a short time.  The accident happened in Child’s creek canyon several miles above the W. E. Hatfield place in Tensleep canyon, and it was necessary to bring the body down by pack horse.  The youth was horseback riding in the canyon with his father, two uncles, and a visitor from Chicago, according to reports.  And the group came upon a porcupine.  One of the riders shot at the animal, Dr. L. S. Anderson, county coroner who was called immediately after the shooting was told, and the youth’s animal reared just as another fired, bringing him into the line of fire.  One of the group rode to Tensleep and called Dr. Anderson about 5 p.m.  The boy was dead when the coroner arrived.  The body was brought to the Veile Mortuary in Worland about 10:15 p.m.  No inquest is planned, Dr. Anderson reported. – 5 June 1940 date of newspaper item.