Peyton Haneline Death Charlotte, N.C. 9 Jul 1909

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Peyton Haneline Death
Charlotte, N.C. 9 Jul 1909 - KILLED ON THE RAIL; NEGRO'S SUDDEN CALL Peyton...
KILLED ON THE RAIL; NEGRO'S SUDDEN CALL Peyton HaneHne. Colored Fireman on a Taylorsvllle-Charlotte Passeiia-cr Train. Falls from Fneinei Xot Misled Until Train Was far City Backed to Derlta Where Injured Man Was Picked Up. Peyton Haneline, a colored fireman running between Charlotte and Taylorsville on the A., T. & O., Railroad, fell from the train near Derita last night about 9 o'clock, and was later picked up in an unconscious condition, and taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital here, where he died two hours after arriving at the hospital. The fireman was running on the passenger train from Taylorsville due in the city a'bout 9:30 o'clock. Kngi-neer Curlec, who was in charge of the engine didn't miss his fireman until the train was nearing the city. Then he remembered that while the train was pulling out from Derita the fireman hd started back to the rear of the tender to put some clothing in his box, preparatory to leaving the train in Charlotte the end of the run. The train was accordingly backed towards Derita and a careful search kept up along the route, the body being located about a mile south of Derita in a bunch of small bushes. The face was badly mangled, both jawbones being broken, and there was a fracture of the skull at the base of the brain. Haneline was brought back to the city on his engine and was taken at once to the Good Samaritan Hospital, where it was soon ascertained that he eould not live. He dieJ about one o'clock this morning, not having regained consciousness. Haneline had been running on the Southern for a number of years and was esteemed as a faithful and trustworthy man. He leaves a family here. The foody was taken to Coles' undertaking establishment to be prepared for burial. ' ! v I j ' j . j cheap-! I

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  1. The Evening Chronicle,
  2. 09 Jul 1909, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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