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William Earl "Earl" Haley
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1888
Death: May 25, 1907
Sandy Fork
Gonzales County
Texas, USA

San Antonio Light
May 25, 1907

ASLEEP ON TRACK; KILLED
Son of Associated Charities President Meets Death This Morning

E. W. Haley, Son of Woman Prominent in Relief Work, Slain by Cars.
Sent Out to Flag a Train and While Waiting, Tired Nature Asserted Itself, Making Him Unconscious of Approach of Train.

Waelder, Tex., May 25 - E. W. Haley, of San Antonio, was killed by a train this morning at 2:40 at Sandy Fork.
The deceased was a brakeman on extra No. 834 and was sent out to flag against extra 466. He sat down on the track and fell asleep, when passenger train No. 10 knocked him off, crushing his hips and causing instant death.
From the account received in San Antonio, it appears that Haley's train, which had reached Sandy Fork, was anxious to meet an extra west bound freight which had taken the siding at Waelder for east bound passenger train No. 10, which was late.
Young Haley was sent back with a red and white light to flag and had apparently fallen asleep when the engine of the passenger train struck him. When the passenger train reached Waelder Haley was not aboard and as no one had apparently seen him, a light engine was run back to Sandy Fork, where the body was discovered, bruised and bleeding, some 20 feet from the track.
Life was extinct and the body was placed on the engine and taken to Waelder. It was brought to San Antonio this morning and after it was prepared for burial, was taken to the boarding house of Mrs. Kendall, 608 Avenue C, where he boarded with his mother, Mrs. Sadie Haley.
Besides his parents Mr. Haley is survived by three younger brothers.
Mrs. Haley, at present is the president of the San Antonio Associated Charities, is highly esteemed. When the terrible news was conveyed to her this morning of her son's untimely and tragic death, she was prostrated with grief.
F. H. Bednark, chief dispatcher, notified the father, who is a conductor on the Mexican International, of his son's death, but up to 2 o'clock this afternoon he had received no reply.
Mr. Haley was 23 years of age, and had been with the Sunset as a brakeman but a short time. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock under the auspices of that order. Services will be held at the Central Christian church. Interment will be made in the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen's lot in city cemetery No. 4.

San Antonio Light
May 26, 1907

E. W. Hailey was not a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and therefore will be buried in city cemetery #6.

On June 26, 1907, Earl Haley was re-interred into City Cemetery #4 into the same plot with his mother, Sadia Haley. 
 
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 Parents:
  John William Haley (1843 - ____)
  Sara Ann Lemmon Haley (1865 - 1955)
 
 Siblings:
  William Earl Haley (1888 - 1907)
  William Earl Haley (1888 - 1907)**
  Lawrence Lockhart Haley (1890 - 1970)*
  Raymond Reed Haley (1892 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
City Cemetery #4
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Joan
Record added: Jul 03, 2009
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