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Charles William Edgar Wathen
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1852
Nelson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1915
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

NIGHT WATCHMAN KILLED IN L. & N. RAILROAD YARDS

HOSTLER FINDS MANGLED BODY OF EDWARD WATHEN WHERE CUT OF CARS PASSED

The mangled body of Edward (sic Edgar) Wathen, 55 years old, a night watchman in the South Louisville yards of the Louisville & Nashville railroad, was found between tracks at Second street and Central avenue shortly after 11 o'clock last night. Wathen was thought to have been killed by a cut of cars switched into the yards by an engine in charge of Jack Snyder, although neither the engineer nor members of the crew were aware of an accident. Both legs and one arm were severed and the abdomen and skull crushed. Discovery was made by Edward Blazer, a hostler, who was walking the tracks from the roundhouse to get a locomotive. With another yard employee Blazer carried the remains to the "North-yard" office, where Coroner Ellis Duncan held an inquiry and ordered them taken to the establishment of T. A. Blanford, an undertaker, at 2815 South Fourth street, pending word from relatives. Wathen was a widower and boarded at 3153 South Third street. A letter was found in his pocket from a son, Carl Wathen, of Waverly, Union county, Ky., dated February 27, and the son has been notified.

The above has been taken from the issue of March 16, 1915 of Courier Journal 
 
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 Parents:
  William Francis Wathen (1814 - 1893)
  Susan Elizabeth Emerson Wathen (1829 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Martha Spalding Wathen (1858 - 1896)
 
 Children:
  Carl Eugean Wathen (1876 - 1937)*
  Emma Elizabeth Wathen Moore (1882 - 1958)*
  Ida Mary Wathen King (1883 - 1952)*
  Rena Wathen Goranflo (1886 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Elizabeth Wathen Fowler (1848 - 1906)*
  Charles William Edgar Wathen (1852 - 1915)
  Edmonia May Wathen Fields (1855 - 1926)*
  Ernest Evertius Wathen (1860 - 1944)*
  Susan Claudia Wathen Wheatley (1863 - 1942)*
  Cora Adele Wathen Greenwell (1869 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Rose Cemetery
Springfield
Washington County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: RhondaPattonWathen & chi...
Record added: Jun 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71926085
Charles William Edgar Wathen
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- Diana
 Added: Sep. 17, 2011
For my children's second great uncle,
- RhondaPattonWathen & children
 Added: Jun. 24, 2011
 
 
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