|Birth: ||Jan., 1864|
|Death: ||Nov. 8, 1916|
THE AUBURN CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1916
Pulled beneath the wheels of a passenger coach as he stepped from a Lehigh Valley train in this city, Clark Morgan of McLean, died at the City Hospital early this morning as a result of the accident. Mr Morgan, who had been employed as a farm hand in the Town of Springport during the summer, was coming to Auburn to hear the election returns. He was on the tram which arrives here at 7:45 o'clock on the Cayuga Lake Branch of the Lehigh. Mr Morgan was riding in the smoking car and as the train came almost to a stop he stepped off. In some manner he missed his footing, falling and as he fell he threw out his right arm and it was crushed beneath the wheels of a coach. Several people rushed to assistance of the injured man and pulled him out of the way of further harm. Still conscious with blood flowing in a stream from the crushed arm, he begged of those who stood over him to end his misery. Looking at the crushed arm from which the blood was gushing and flowing in a crimson stream along the platform, Morgan begged that those who bent over him trying to check the flow cut his throat. "I don't want to live now," he said "'cut my throat, please cut my throat and end it," he pleaded. Morgan was rushed to the City Hospital where the injured arm was amputated, the operation being performed bv Drs J P Creveling, W H Coe and S W Day. The man was suffering from loss of blood and from shock and his condition grew continually worse until the end came this morning.
Mr Morgan had lived the greater part of his life in Cortland County where he was well known. He was also well known about Union Springs. Early this summer he was employed by Leonard Clark and during the summer worked on the Clark farm and on the farm of his brother-in-law, Morgan Beardsley in Springport. The body will be taken to McLean probably today, but funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Violet Morgan of Cortland, and two sisters, Mrs Walker Dickinson of Groton City, and Mrs Morgan Beardsley of Union Springs.
Old McLean Cemetery
New York, USA
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Record added: Jan 13, 2010
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