|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1863|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 1900|
American Folk Figure. He was killed in train wreck (Illinois Central Train #1, The Cannonball Express) at Vaughan, Mississippi, April 30, 1900 at 3:52 a.m. The only one killed, he stayed with the train to slow it down as much as possible and thus it is believed that passengers were saved from injury and possible death. He is memorialized to this day in the famous ballad of "Casey Jones" by his friend Wallace Saunders. The spelling of Casey's "hometown" was Cayce, Kentucky, which is pronounced "Casey." He himself actually signed his nickname as "Cayce," but letters from his wife in much later years show her spelling it "Casey."
Janie Brady Jones (1866 - 1958)*
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Mount Calvary Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 29, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 10214
Added: May. 20, 2013
You became a legend by doing your best job at your duty - you saved the passengers at the cost of your life. You are remembered wherever train lovers and people who admire bravery think of examples - and you are a prime example.|
Added: May. 5, 2013
Added: May. 1, 2013
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