Andrew H. Perry - The body of Andrew H. Perry, 61 year old Picher Oklahoma hard rock lead and zinc miner, was found in snow on a vacant lot in Picher, this morning and a medical examiner said he froze to death. The man died about a block from his home, located at the north end of Main street. Acquaintances said he had gone downtown last night and apparently was walking home when he fell on the snow covered lot. Tracks in the snow indicated Perry fell twice while taking the short-cut en route to his modest residence, where he lived alone. After the first fall, he apparently regained his footing and walked about 100 yards further before stumbling a final time. The body was discovered about 6:45 by Floyd Allen, 37, a shoveler at the Searcy-Henderson Mining Company who was on the way to work. Allen, who lives at 301 North Vantage street, notified Roy Jameson, police patrolman, of the discovery. Perry, Jameson said, is believed to have died about midnight while exposed to a temperature of six degrees above zero. Piles of sand in the unoccupied area residue from lead and zinc milling makes walking through the snow even more treacherous, the officer added. Perry had lived in Picher most of the past 38 years, coming from Joplin Missouri in 1916. He is survived by three sons, Orville Perry and Albert Perry, both of Picher, and Clinton Perry of Kansas City Missouri; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Stone, Picher; a brother Claude Perry, and a sister, Mrs. Ralph Stephenson, both of Miami Arizona
Pallbearers will be G. A. Bolen, Jack Randolph, Roy Young, Elmer Woods, Victor Veach and Harrison Norman. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery in Kansas, northwest of Treece Kansas, under direction of the Thomas funeral home.