|Birth: ||Oct., 1839|
|Death: ||May 13, 1905|
From the St. Paul Republican, May 18, 1905, page 1, transcribed by Linda Berney:
MEETS SUDDEN DEATH -
SECTION FOREMAN AT PALMER RUN DOWN BY AN ENGINE -
OLD EMPLOYEE OF BURLINGTON -
HAD BEEN ON BURWELL BRANCH EVER SINCE THE ROAD WAS BUILT -
LEAVES WIFE BUT NO CHILDREN -
Joseph Corrigan (sic), one of the oldest employees of the Burlington railroad, was struck by an engine at Palmer last Saturday afternoon and instantly killed. He was walking down the track in the yards on his way home after a hard day's work in the rain, bending forward to meet the drenching blasts which came out of the northwest. His wife, standing in the doorway, saw him and turned to prepare the evening meal. Just at that instant a switch engine backed down upon the unfortunate man. Owing to the noise of the storm he failed to hear the warning signals. He was knocked down, falling across the track in such a manner that he was completely decapitated.
Mr. Corrigan had been in charge of the section from Palmer north ever since the Burwell branch of the Burlington was built, about 18 years ago. He had made his home in Palmer during all of that time and was well known to the people round-about.
He was a middle-aged man and leaves a wife and many friends to mourn his untimely death, which was mercifully instantaneous.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, burial being made in the Palmer cemetery.
From the Central City Nonpareil, Palmer News column, May 18, 1905, transcribed by Linda Berney:
A sad and fatal accident occured Saturday when Joseph Carrigan, section foreman, was coming home for dinner and was only a few rods from home when in some unaccountable way he was struck by the switch engine and instantly killed.
He was 65 years old. The funeral was held Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Humphrey of the Christian church of Aurora.
The Central City Nonpareil, May 18, 1905, transcribed by Linda Berney
John W. Carrigan (1818 - ____)
Mary C. Miller Carrigan (1822 - ____)
Barbara Elizabeth Briner Carrigan (1841 - 1906)
Joseph R Carrigan (1839 - 1905)
Samuel F Carrigan (1851 - 1921)*
Sue Laura Carrigan Massey (1859 - 1930)*
Thomas Andrew Carrigan (1864 - 1928)*
Note: Civil War - Private, Co. F, 205th PA Infantry
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: Linda Berney
Record added: Aug 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57749598