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- thereafter I ns the train crew can attend. 4 Meet Death In Accidents Of Week End Two Die When Train Hits Automobile at Crossing Train Kills Third Man Injured at Glass Plant Dies At Hospital Three men met death Saturday evening in railroad accidents, two being from Alton and one from Hartford. Harry Stanley, 61 years old and a native of Upper Alton, and George Mueller, 40,. of Hartford, were killed when an automobile owned by Stanley nnd driven by him was struck by a fast freight train on the Wnbash railroad at the point where the Alton and St. Louis highway crosses the liner, of throe railroads—all double tracks—nnd the electric interurban line at Mitchell. Stanley was killed Instantly nnd Mueller died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning in St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Granite City. Ernest Irvin, 38 years old, of 418 Cliff street, Alton, was Instantly killed under the wheels of a Big Four freight train on the Main street crossing at East Alton when he attempted to get off the train at that point. He leaves a wife and five children. Train Hits Car The accident at Mitchell occurred on one of the most dangerous cross- Ings on Route 3 and in |front of two crossing watchmen. Stanley and Mueller has been working on a house repair job at Mitchell and were starting to their homes in Hartford after finishing their day's work. Stanley had been residing in Hartford for about a year since leav'ng Alton. Their employer, Louis Decker, said they had just left the job about five minutes before their car was struck by the train. Coroner Mercer nnd his deputy, C. N. Streeper, made nn investigation at Mitchell in an effort to see how the men come to drive on the track when it was supposed to have been protected by a watchman. The information given the coroner indicated the Stanley car had been stopped by the watchman while the.Wabash Banner Limited parsed otv-tlie west track headed fo?> >Ste.-. -fiefois.--The freight train, loaded with perishable merchandise, was coming out of St. Louis on the east tra*s. As the passenger train went by the Stanley car drove upon the track directly in front of the fast*freight. An lnt iu e st W ill be held in Alton at lne Streeper funeral home as soon No Relatives Foun3 So far no relatives of Mueller have been located. He had been living In Hartford for some time, people who knew him said today, but little was known of his relatives. It was said he has a sister iu Chicago and ether relatives in the east. Deputy ler's body was brought to Alton Sunday morning and is in charge of Deputy Coroner Streeper. Harry Stanley was a member of an old Upper Alton family. He was born at the Stanley homestead at Salu and Humbert streets where a store now stands. He had spent most of hls life in Alton and vicinity but for a number of years lived in St. Louis. About a year ago he moved from East Broadway to Hartford. He is survived by his widow. Mrs. Viola Irwin Stanley, two daugh- Grovcr nnd Mrs. both of Hartford, ters, Mrs. Will Cecil Zumwaldt, and a son, Karnie Stanley, whereabouts are unknown. A message announcing the death of his father was broadcast last night from St. Louis. Four grandchildren also survive, Funeral Wednesday Stanley also is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Delia Frye of Alair.cda, Calif., Mrs. August Sims. Mrs. Anna Murphy and Mrs. Mabel Clark of Alton, Mrs. Maymc Mclntyre of Cot-

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 18 Nov 1929, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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