BOX, CHARLES L.
(11 Apr 1902, The Sayre Enterprise, Sayre, Beckham Co, OK):
Chas. Box, brakeman on a construction train on the choctaw western
extension, while engaged in switching cars at McClain, Texas, yesterday,
was caught between two box cars and the life crushed out of him. His body
was brought to this city today, to Penn's undertaking establishment for
embalming. The construction company wired the mother of the deceased, who
resides at Shelbyville, Mo., and she and a brother in law to the deceased,
came in from the east on the morning train and took charge of the remains,
and will ship them to Shelbyville for interment.
(11 Apr 1902, Sayre Newspaper, Sayre, Beckham Co, OK):
Railroad Accident. Chas. L. Box, a brakeman employed on the Choctaw water
train was accidentally killed Thursday morning at 2 o'clock at McLain,
Texas. From reports it seems as though he was hanging on the side of a
wide flat car and when the train came to a narrow cut there was not room
enough for him to pass and he was ground lifeless in an instant against
the side of the cut.
His body was brought here and prepared for shipment in the undertaking
department of the Western Lumber Co. His mother, sister and brother in
law accompanied the body to his home in Schell City, Mo., where it will be
laid to rest.
child of T P & M E J, d. 1902, 8 d
Plot: Row 17
Created by: Jessica
Record added: Aug 25, 2009
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