When Cora's oldest daughter, Ramona, was four years old she was in the pasture with some sheep. The big buck sheep charged Ramona, knocking her down. Cora went to the rescue...and was also knocked down by the buck sheep. Every time she attempted to stand, the buck charged again.
Finally, a neighbor heard her call for help and came to the rescue. He whacked the buck with the blunt end of his ax. The buck seemed to recover from the blow, but died a few days later.
Cora's son, Leonard, wrote: "George reluctantly admitted that his wife was more valuable than his prize buck."