Clipped From The Tampa Tribune
AT PALMETTO Boy Killed by Car After Delivering Mother's Day Flowers to Grandmother PALMETTO, May 8 (By Staff Writer) A small boy who had just delivered a bouquet of Mother's Day flowers to his grandmother was struck down and killed on U.S. Highway 41 north of here this morning. According to the State Highway Patrol, Charles William Bishop, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bishop, Bay-shore road, died in the emergency room of a Bradenton hospital shortly after he ran in front of an oncoming car one and a half miles north of Palmetto. Investigating Trooper C. H. Woodle said a car driven by Mrs. Editha Deas Smoak, Rt. 2, Palmetto, was traveling south on the highway at 9:50 when the boy ran from behind a truck parked on the east side of the road into the path of her auto. The Smoak car struck him and then ran" into the ditch. Officials said the boy had taken a bouquet which his father had purchased to his grandmother and after making his delivery ran across the road where a truck was stalled, out of gas, to investigate what was the matter. Finding he could do nothing to help, the child started back across the highway and was struck. Authorities gave cause of his death as head and internal injuries. Charles was a student at Palm View Elementary school and attended the Seventh Day Adventist church of Palmetto. He was born in Bradenton. Besides his parents, survivors include five brothers, George, Robert C, James E., Joe S. and Ernest G.: two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Gallin and Mrs. Palmeria Ivey, all of Manatee County; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rose Bishop, Palm View, and his maternal grandfather, Martin Grey, Tallahassee. The child's death marked Manatee County's 10th fatal accident this year.