|Birth: ||Jun. 4, 1884|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1907|
Plainfield Paper October 1907
Freight Trains Crash at Amo Early Last Friday Morning.
COURTNEY DALTON BURN Had Missed the Passenger Train and Was Coming On Through Freight.
Early last Friday morning a wreck of considerable "badness" occurred on the Vandalia road at Amo. It appears from the meagre information we have been able to gather that the first section of the midnight freight had stopped at the Amo switch on account of a "hot box" on one of the cars, with the intention of switching. It also appears that the flagman hurried westward to stop the second section. It appears that he waved his lantern and as we have been told actually threw it through the cab window as the engine dashed past him. But for some reason or other it is a certainty that the second section dashed into the stationary first section with sufficient force to turn over several cars loads of coal and corn and empty beer barrels and what is of a great deal more importance end the career of a human being.
Courtney Dalton a young man of good reputation and with prospects bright for a long and useful career was cut down
Mrs. Dalton had been on a two weeks visit with home folks at Bridgeport and her husband secured a short vacation and was on his way from their home in Illinois to join her He had missed the passenger train and being especially anxious to avoid delay, was traveling though on the caboose of the freight train. He was asleep at the time of the accident. After the wreck had occurred an effort was made to recover him, but the flames reached such proportions the crew could do nothing. His charred remains were with difficulty dug out of the debris several hours later.
George Thomas Dalton (1833 - 1900)
Caroline Frances Russell Dalton (1841 - 1894)
Bridgeport (Marion County)
Maintained by: Shirley Bryant-Dalton
Originally Created by: In Loving Memory Of My B...
Record added: Feb 11, 2004
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