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Isaac Newton Keener
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Birth: 1850
Death: Dec. 30, 1893

1880 PA Census: Indiana Co. Burrell Twp. Village of North Blairsville, ed 134, p. 4, lines 28-32
Series T9, roll 1135, dwelling 37, family 37, 3 June 1880

Newton KEENER, age 34, married, Foreman on R.R. Repairs, b. Penna., parents b. Penna.
Mary, age 35, wife, married, House Keeper, b. Penna., parents b. Penna.
John, age 8, son, attends school; Edwin, age 6, son; Anna, age 1, daughter
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Indiana, PA: Indiana Weekly Messenger, issue of Wednesday, 3 January 1894, p. 3, col. 1

NEWTON KEENER, of Blairsville, was killed at Paulton, on the West Penn R.R., on Friday night last. He was a frieght brakeman and was thrown off his train at that point and instantly killed. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his sudden death. Deceased was a brother of Prof. Keener who was killed in the Blairsville yards in 1884.
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Indiana, PA: Indiana County Gazette, issue of Wednesday, 3 January 1894, p. 1, col. 6

THE BLAIRSVILLE NEWS.

Newt Keener Ground to Death Under the Cars at Apollo Junction

Newton Keener, a brakeman on the West Penn railroad, met with a terrible accident which cost him his life Friday night. The train on which he was braking was bound for Allegheny City. When arriving at Apollo Junction they were side tracked until another train passed. It was at this point that he met his death. They were leaving the siding and the last the crew saw of the unfortunate man alive was when he was four or five cars ahead of the caboose. How he came to fall from his train no one knows. As soon as he was missed the crew began searching and found him lying near where last seen on deck with his right arm and leg cut off. He was otherwise badly used up. The remains were gathered up and brought here on Saturday morning and taken to George W. Davis' undertaking rooms, where they were prepared for burial, and were then removed to his home in North Blairsville. He leaves a wife and three children. The funeral took place on January 1, at 2 p.m.
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Indiana, PA: The Indiana Progress, issue of Wednesday, 3 January 1894, p. 1, col. 6

CUT IN PIECES.

N. Keener Meets a Horrible Death by Falling Off a Car.

From our Blairsville Correspondent.

Last Saturday morning N. Keener, a brakeman on the West Penn Railroad, fell from his train on the Apollo siding and was crushed to death under the wheels. His body was terribly mutilated, both feet and one hand were entirely severed and his head was mangled. His remains were brought to his home in this place Saturday forenoon, where they were prepared for burial at the undertaking establishment of Geo. W. Davis. The remains were buried in the Blairsville cemetery on Monday afternoon. The deceased leaves a wife and three children, who are in comfortable circumstances. Nesbitt, a brother of Newton Keener, the deceased, was killed in the railroad yard here about ten years ago.
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Indiana, PA: The Indiana Democrat, issue of Thursday, 4 January 1894, p. 3, col. 5

Killed While Working for Another Man.

The funeral [of] Newton Keener, of Blairsville, who was killed at Paulton Station on the West Penn Branch at 4 o'clock on Saturday morning, took place from his late residence at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, interment being made at Blairsville.

The unfortunate man had been working all day Friday, and working an extra turn for a fellow-railroader when he met his death. John, the eldest member of his family, as a Pennsylvania Railroad Company's operator at Blairsville, and the ages of his children are 14 and 10 years respectively.
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Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary F. Dick Keener (1838 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  John D. Keener (1872 - 1940)*
  Edward Keener (1874 - 1886)*
  Shallus R. Keener (1882 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

FATHER | I.N. KEENER, | DIED | DEC. 30, 1893 | AGED | 46 YRS. 3 MOS. | & 3 DAYS.

Best guess based on moderate stone erosion.

 
Burial:
Blairsville Cemetery
Blairsville
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Michael S. Caldwell
Record added: May 01, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 128900753
Isaac Newton Keener
Added by: Brian J. Ensley
 
Isaac Newton Keener
Added by: Michael S. Caldwell
 
Isaac Newton Keener
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