|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1877|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 1893|
T. Calvin Neff &
Annie E. (Smith) Neff
Harry G. Neff, an Excellent Young Man, Killed Almost in Sight of Home.
One of the saddest and most distressing accidents that has ever occurred in Tyrone happened at the corner of Fourteenth street and Washington ave. at 6 15 o'clock Wednesday evening. The young man who lost his life in a shocking manner in the unfortunate occurrence was Harry Gilson Neff, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Calvin Neff, of Lincoln avenue.
Harry was in the employ of the Tyrone division, Pennsylvania railroad, as clerk in the weighmaster's office at the scales in the north end of the Tyrone yard. It is customary for the clerks in the office to return to their homes from work on the evening branch trains.
That evening Harry was on board the P.&C. passenger train and when the end of the yard was reached at Fourteenth street, he alighted from the train, that point being near his home.
He jumped on the upper or western side where there is a considerable slope in the road. As he alighted upon the icy street his feet slipped from under him and the unfortunate youth fell backward directly under the wheels of the fast moving coaches. It is likely that he was first struck by a brake-rod which threw him upon the rail. The wheels passing
over him completely severed his head and left arm from his body. It was a heart-rendering sight and the horrible accident was witnessed by several persons who were standing near but were powerless to aid the unfortunate young man.
Harry Gilson Neff was the son and oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. T. Calvin Neff. He was born in Tyrone March 31, 1877 and his age was 15 years 10 months and 1 day. He was an exemplary young man, industrious and intelligent, and was very popular among his circle of acquaintances. He gave promise of a useful and honorable career and his sudden taking off in the bright springtime of life is but another evidence of the inscrutable providence of Him with whom all is for the best. Surviving the deceased are his parents, three brothers and a sister, and to these deeply stricken ones the heartfelt sympathy of this community is extended in this period of keenest affliction.
The funeral services of Harry G. Neff took place at the home of the bereaved parents on Lincoln avenue at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and was conducted by Rev. J. H. Mathers, of Bellwood. Interment in Tyrone cemetery.
Tyrone Herald, Thursday, February 9, 1893
Thomas Calvin Neff (1839 - 1897)
Created by: David M. Myers
Record added: Nov 18, 2013
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