The Tennessean July 28, 1913 Conductor Hancock hits Richard Beard pt 1

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The Tennessean July 28, 1913 Conductor Hancock hits Richard Beard pt 1 - RICHARD BEARD IS KILLED BY TRAIN Well Known...
RICHARD BEARD IS KILLED BY TRAIN Well Known Nashville Man Crushed Under Wheels at Wartrace. WAS HURRIED HERE Had Taken Son of Employer to Inspect Engine and Lingered Lingered Moment Too Long. WAEITUACE, Tenn., July 27. (Special.) As a result of a deplorable railroad accident accident here Saturday, near midnight, Itichard Beard, a popular young businofis man of Nashville sustained Injuries which, it is slated, resulted in his death Sunday at n. Nashville infirmary. Tho young man had left Nashville Saturday Saturday night on No. a. en route to Estill Springs, where his family is spending the summer. He had with him Hijnry Thornton, Jr., son uf the proprietor of ihu Maxwell House Shoe Company at Nashville, with whjim firm the deceased was employed. The train stops five minutes minutes at Wartrace for the engine to takti On water and during this wait the little boy expressed a desire to nee tho engine. Mr. Beard aceumpanied his little companion companion to the engine, but the visit continued continued u hit too long. The train started before they got back to tlie coach and young Bearl hurried with his little companion companion to regain the now fust-moving fust-moving fust-moving train. Conductor Hancock was standing on the stens uf a nassenger coach. The boy was handed up to him in safety, but in ftLtejuJung 10 gut on um sittits ul iuu passenger coach, young Beard fell between between two coaches. He was rolled over and over and dragged for perhaps twenty feet. One leg was severed half way between the tinkle and knee, and he received Internal injuries. Conductor Hancock held the train and medical aid was summoned. Drs. Dyer and H or tun were soon with the lnjurud man and rendered ail temporary relief possible. Conductor Hancock communicated communicated with the medical department of the rond nt Nashville and received word to send the young man back to NashvUle on No. III'. The conductor refused to order his train ahead on Its run until he had done everj'thing . in his power for the comfort of young Beard. Richard Beard, Jr., who was Injured br a passenger tt;aln at Wartrace, Tenn., Saturday nlghlwus brought to Nashville Sunday morning at ;i o'clock. Ho w.ts met at the train by Drs. Eve and Edwards Edwards and was taken to Eve's infirmary. At 3:I!0 o'clock his leg 'was amputated. The physicians were constantly at the bedside trying to revive the Injured man, but the shock was too great, and ho died, at 11 o'clock Sunday morning. The body was taken to the undertaking establishment establishment of Dorrls-Karach Dorrls-Karach Dorrls-Karach & Co., where It was prepared for burial. Richard .Beard. Jr., was born In Mur-freesboro, Mur-freesboro, Mur-freesboro, July 8, For u number of years he had been a salesman In Nashville, Nashville, and at the time of his death was connected with the Maxwell House Shoe company. He was a son of Capt. Richard Richard Beard of Murfreesboro, but had (Continued on Fourth Page.)

Clipped from The Tennessean28 Jul 1913, MonPage 1

The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee)28 Jul 1913, MonPage 1
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