|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1876|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 1901|
A fireman on a Santa Fe Railroad train, he was killed in a collision near Franconia, Arizona.
According to the Los Angeles Daily Times, when his father pressed a Claims Agent for the railroad for details about his son's fate, the man replied, "The poor fellow was either incinerated under his engine, or else he jumped and cut away across the prairie, for he has not been seen since." Mr. Case replied, "He would never do that."
William Case's body was later recovered, having indeed burned to death, but it is likely because of the above exchange being printed in the newspapers that the headstone reads, "Died at the Post of Duty."
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles County
Created by: Don Lynch
Record added: Jul 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74005700