George Mason 1899

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George Mason 1899 - O.B. 'tnw ilHi Fall of Trucks Pass Oier tot...
O.B. 'tnw ilHi Fall of Trucks Pass Oier tot Head of George W. Mason. ,1 Fell from a Freight Oar While Work In the ?at Tardjr Yesterday Afternoon. at A' frlghtial accident occurred In the east yards ol the Pennsylvania company yesterday afternoon at about 3 o'clock. The construction Crow under the direction 'o( James C. Craig, were work ing upon the tracks In the . yards, an engine attached to the plow car, and a flat car being, usod. George W. Mason, a brakeman on the'rtalQi was Bt8PdlnBLonJopj)LthaJlfltcarneflj - ith8 end, as the cars were being slowly pushed down tho track. He attempted to step toward the brake wheel Vhen ne yippea - nis toe upon some obstruction upon - the car, It throwing blra forward over tho end of the car. He fell to the ground, his head striking the rans, caa one set 01 truces or the car. passed over his head, crushing it to w puip. J. C. Craig was standing on tho grouna nearDy tne car and saw Mason fall, he at once signaled the engineer to stop and ran to the rbscuo pBUho unfortunate man. Mason was dead when Mr. Crals reached him and the crew carried, him to the caboose nearby and .ha was brought to thi - .Pennsylvania.Pennsylvania depot, and then taken to the Peltier undertaking parlors. . The news of the accident was carried to his wife, at their home at 90 Forco street, and her parents, William E.'An - Borvloe and wife, of 82 Force street, were also notified. Mason had only been In the employ of: the company for about a yearland waa considered one ol their' best brakemem. Ha was a member of the Baptise church and In company with his wlfo attended the Sunday evening services at that placet. The remains were prepared for burial and takca to the residence last evening.. .The funeral will take place from the house - Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 and from the Baptist church at I o'clock.

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  1. The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette,
  2. 02 May 1899, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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