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Austin Flint Bond, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1815
Wales
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1895
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Springfield Republican
Springfield, MA
January 19, 1895, page 9

Austin F. Bond met a painful accident on Wednesday while chopping wood. His ax caught in a clothes-line overhead and struck him on the head when descending cutting a deep gash. Dr. N. S. Ball attended him.

Boston Daily Advertiser
Boston, MA
Sunday June 3, 1895, page 4

BOND'S FATAL BLUNDER
Hartford Conn., June 1 -- A T. Bond, 80 years old a much respected resident of Windsor, was instantly killed in that town by a train coming to this city at 5:25 o'clock this morning. He was crossing the track of the New Haven road at Broad Street on the way from his home to Astor. People witnessed Mr. Bond's death say that he appeared to be aware of the approach of the train, but miscalculated the time and distance. He was struck by the engine and was dead when picked up.

The New York Times
June 2, 1895

Locomotive Kills Austin F., Bond
HARTFORD, Conn, June 1, Austin F.. Bond, eighty years old, a resident of Windsor, was instantly killed in that town by a train coming to this city at 6:25 o'clock this morning. He was crossing the track of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad at Bond Street on the way from his home to a store. People who witnessed Mr. Bond's death say that he appeared to be aware of the approach of the train, but miscalculated the time and distance. He was struck by the engine, thrown thirty feet and was dead when picked up. Mr. Bond was born in Wales, Mass and had lived in Windsor eighteen years. He leaves a wife and four children.


This information below given to me by Meredithe Hill his g-g-granddaughter
Grade Crossing Victim
Special to The Courant

Grad Crossing Victim
Austin F. Bond, One of Windsor's Oldest Citizens
Windsor June 2
Austin F. Bond, one of Windsor's oldest citizens, was struck by the 6:25 a.m. accommodation train for Hartford Saturday morning and instantly killed. Mr. Bond started out from home on an errand to the creamery and was crossing at Broad Street, when the accident happened. He evidently noticed the train coming but miscalculated the distance. A number who witnessed the accident say "One more step and he would have safely crossed." The cylinder of the engine appeared to strike him about the head and shoulders and he was thrown off the track some twenty-five feet. His head was badly cut and there were many bruises about the body. The crossing is just above the depot and the accident was witnessed by a number who were waiting to take the train.
Medical Examiner Dr. N. S. Hell was summoned but life was extinct before he reached the body. He thought death must have been instantaneous. The body was taken to the depot and was cared for by Undertaker J. J. Morwin, who carried the dead man to the home of his grandson, Austin M. Bond.
Mr. Bond was born in Wales, Massachusetts, in 1816. He was a veteran at stage driving, having driven for a number of years through this state and Massachusetts. He came to Windsor some twenty five ago. Besides his wife, four children survive him, two boys and two girls. They are Minor F. Bond of Windsor, Levi Bond of Wales, Mrs. Mary M. Taft of East Windsor and Mrs. Sarah M. Robinson of Rockville. He was quite active for a man of his age and was in possession of all his faculties. The funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1.
The accident is another illustration of the fact that proper protection by gates would have saved a human life. No blame can be attached in to the engineer, as he blew his whistle and stopped the train as quickly as possible. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Austin Flint Bond (1784 - 1857)
  Betsey Shumway Morey Hill Bond (1781 - 1845)
 
 Spouse:
  Flavia J Richardson Bond (1821 - 1896)
 
 Children:
  Miner Flint Bond (1838 - 1904)*
  Sarah M. Bond Robertson (1839 - 1911)*
  Levi E Bond (1845 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fitz Henry Or Henry Fitz Bond (1805 - 1866)*
  Crossman S. Bond (1807 - 1870)*
  Jonathan Crossman Bond (1812 - 1892)*
  Austin Flint Bond (1815 - 1895)
  Sylvester Valentine Bond (1826 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Windsor
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Linda V. Tomaszek
Originally Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Jan 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83247945
Austin Flint Bond, Jr
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