|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1875|
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 1912|
Austin, TX Train Accident, Oct 1912
Posted May 9th, 2008 by Linda Horton
PHYSICIAN KILLED BY TRAIN.
Dr. John Caldwell Hill Run Over by Freight Locomotive and Cars Near Austin.
Special To The News.
Austin, Tex., Oct. 28.---Dr. John Caldwell Hill, aged 38 years, connected with one of
Travis County's oldest families, was run over and killed by an International and Great
Northern soutbound[sic] freight train at a point some two miles south of Camp Mabry at 1
o'clock this morning. The entire train passed over the body. Deceased is survived by his
widow and three children.
Engineer G. E. Worley of the train which killed Hill in a statement to Coroner M. M.
Johnson said when his train had swung around a curve he noticed about 250 feet ahead the
body of a man lying between the tracks with the head on one rail. The train was running
about twenty miles an hour and down grade, said Worley, and for that reason it was
impossible to avoid striking the body.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 29 Oct 1912
Transcribed by Linda Horton.
From his Texas certificate of death
Name: John C. Hill
Death Date: 28 Oct 1912
Death Place: Killed about 3 Mis. N. of City on I.&G.N. R.R. Track, Austin, Travis, Texas
Death Age: 36 years 8 months 10 days
Birth Date: 17 Dec 1875
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: R. T. Hill
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Name: Luci Caldwell
Mother's Birthplace: Tex.
Occupation: Physician Retired
Cemetery: Oakwood Cem.
Burial Date: 28 Oct 1912
Informant: J.B. Caldwell, Austin, Tex.
Courtesy of BeNotForgot
Robert T Hill (1841 - 1895)
Lucinda Phoebe Caldwell Hill (1842 - 1924)
Annie Hill Snyder (1873 - 1934)*
John Caldwell Hill (1875 - 1912)
Walter H Hill (1880 - 1945)*
Plot: Sec 3, Lot 1061
Created by: Russell Speir
Record added: Feb 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65632473