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John Luther "Casey" Jones
Birth: Mar. 14, 1863
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1900
Mississippi, USA

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." 
Family links: 
  Janie Brady Jones (1866 - 1958)*
  Charles Brady Jones (1888 - 1977)*
  Helen Jones McKenzie (1890 - 1979)*
  John Lloyd Jones (1896 - 1934)*
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Mount Calvary Cemetery
Madison County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.63276, -88.80663
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Record added: Jun 29, 2000
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A hard working guy, he gave every thing to save many people aboard his train, may all our blessing be with you and our memories of your courage never fad, Thank you for your effort and successfully saving all those people. RIP John
- Leonardo
 Added: Nov. 21, 2015

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