Death of John Soday, Aug 1893
TWO FATAL ACCIDENTS. Lait Hud IlPocml or ih« I'., g. & |, K. f ar Wuok— Dcatli <>r Jiilm Satiny. Another distressing accident occurred on Saturday evening, at 6:35 o'clock, when John Soday, of this place, was killed at Comieautville. Mr. Soday was conductor of P, S & L E freight" train No. rj, south bound. That morning he asked for a lay-off of a day but the condition condition of business on the road would not H'imit it. However, Ins train was given i good run in order to let him in early. At Conncautville, No. 33 and another- train had to "saw" by each other and it was necessary lo push some loose cars, from the siding to the main track. The uulortunate young man was about to, make a coupling and was runnirip ahead/ of a car when his foot caught in the switch frog. He was unable to extricate himself before the train struck him and ran over his body, killing him almost in-- stantly. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, afternoon, attended by the B. of R. T. in a Jody and by a great number of friends. He was 23 years of age and leaves a young wife (formerly Miss Kate Bflgar,, of Kremis) to whom he was married but :hree months ago. He also leaves three brothers and a mother. He was one ol the railroad's best employes and was recently recently promoted. He was a kind husband, husband, and the support of his mother who made her home with, him. The sympathy of the community, is with t|ie sorrowing relatives.