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Elmore George "Dad" Aldrich
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1869
Illinois, USA
Death: May 24, 1927
Ingleside
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA

E. G. "Dad" Aldrich was a veteran locomotive engineer on the Virginian Railroad. He and his fireman, Frank O'Neal, were killed in a head-on collision at Ingleside, West Virginia. The wreck and it's victims were memorialized in song by the old-time West Virginia county musician, Blind Alfred Reed in 1927 as "The Wreck of the Virginian".

(Sources: Bluefield "Daily Telegraph" 26 May 1927 - West Virginia Culture website; US DOT website "Historic Railroad Wreck Investigations"; US Census Records; photograph of tombstone - birth date; "The Wreck of the Virginian" may be heard on You-Tube - it was originally recorded in 1927 and was re-released in 1998 on a CD of the combined recorded works of Alfred Reed.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Agnes Klein Aldrich (1864 - 1938)
 
Burial:
Evergreen Burial Park
Roanoke
Roanoke City
Virginia, USA
Plot: SECTION #01 Lot 61
 
Created by: SWVA Genealogy Searcher
Record added: Oct 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78524287
Elmore George Dad Aldrich
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Elmore George Dad Aldrich
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