|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1856|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 1916|
TRACK MAN STRUCK BY TRAIN
LEWIS W. ANTHONY, OF TREICHLERS, INSTANTLY KILLED WHILE AT WORK
After being in the employ of the Central Railroad for the past twenty years, during which time he never met with an accident, Lewis W. Anthony was struck by a freight train while walking along the tracks near Treichlers on Monday afternoon, and instantly killed. He was a member of a gang of trackmen and a number of his fellow workmen saw the accident happen. He was fifty six years of age.
The unfortunate man was walking along the west-bound track when the train came along. Another train was nearby and this together with the wind drowned the noise of the train coming in the opposite direction, and to which his back was turned. When other workmen saw his danger they yelled at him but it was too late for him to get out of the road. The accident occured only a short distance from the station at Treichlers. The man was thrown a considerable distance, landing on the track and the train passed over his body. The mangled remains were quickly picked up and removed to the station and several physicians were summoned. However it is thought that he died instantly.
The deceased spent all his life in the vicinity of Treichlers. He began his employment with the Central Railroad Company at the age of seventeen and worked there ever since. He was considered a very valuable employee in his line. He was never married and boarded with his brother, John F. Anthony, at Treichlers, who survives with another brother, W. B. Anthony, at Strausstown, Berks County, and five sisters, Mrs. James Leibenguth, Northampton; Mrs. William Auer, Walnutport; Mrs. Lewis Vogel, Danielsville; Mrs. George Kuhns, Treichlers; and Mrs. Calvin Nicholas, Schnecksville.
Funeral services were held from the home of his brother, John, at Treichlers, yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial took place at Indianland Church Cemetery.
Slatington News, Slatington, Pennsylvania, USA
21 Jan 1916, Page 1
Lewis' father, Jacob Anthony, was killed in an accident at the railroad car shops in Packerton, Carbon County.
Jacob Anthony (1818 - 1872)
Elizabeth Ravert Anthony (1828 - 1913)
Mary Manda Anthony Auer (1850 - 1933)*
Sarah Catherine Anthony Vogel (1852 - 1928)*
Louisa Elizabeth Anthony Leibenguth (1853 - 1940)*
Lucetta Ann Anthony Wolfe (1854 - 1913)*
Lewis Wilson Anthony (1856 - 1916)
Alfred J Anthony (1858 - 1861)*
Malinda Anthony Kuntz (1860 - 1937)*
William B. Anthony (1862 - 1941)*
John Franklin Anthony (1869 - 1948)*
Saint Pauls United Church of Christ of Indianland
Created by: JanthonyK
Record added: Apr 04, 2012
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