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Train Wreck, 5

CHARLES F. SON OF JAS. & M. E. KING BORN AUG. 22, 1866. KILLED IN WRECK ON ST. L. A. & T. Ry. MAY 12, 1893. DIV. NO. 442 JONESBORO ARK. Tree-stump gravestones dot cemeteries all across the Midwest and … Continue reading

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Train Wreck, 4 The Caboose and the Loose Wheel

Charles E. Witting Died May 4, 1900 Aged 27 YR 6 MO 4 DA This intricately carved gray marble caboose, track, and wheel displaying the letters: B of RRT can be found in the Union Cemetery at Uhrichsville, Ohio.  The … Continue reading

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Train Wreck, 3–His Last Trip

Killed at New Albany North Y. while on duty for the Monon R. W. Co. EMORY L. SON OF J. N. & E. A. TITZEL BORN SEP. 15. 1880 DIED DEC. 20. 1902 HIS LAST TRIP C. R. Salyards of … Continue reading

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Train Wreck, 2

The Bohemian National Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, practically has a small forest of tree-stump tombstones. They come in different styles and shapes, and some even in different materials and dot the old part of the cemetery. But, the one that … Continue reading

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Train Wreck

HUSBAND CHARLES A. HAGGERTY BORN AUG. 2, 1870 KILLED IN WOODS RUN WRECK APRIL 5, 1897 The small square-top tablet in the Union Dale Cemetery in Pittsburgh displays a bas-relief of a locomotive at the top of the gravestone—not just … Continue reading

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