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Fayette Post
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Birth: 1860
Death: 1921

From the January 12, 1921 issue of the Illinoian Star newspaper, Beardstown, Illinois: A fitting tribute to the late Fayette Post, popular B and O Passenger conductor, was paid the Beardstown man in an editorial appearing in a recent issue of the Decatur Review. The tribute appeared in an editorial of that leading central Illinois newspaper and was prompted by a publication of notice of Mr. Post's death appearing in the Pana paper. The Decatur paper published the following: "A story from Pana tells that a good many people in that town are mourning the loss of Fayette Post, who had his home in Beardstown and died last week. Beardstown is a considerable distance from Pana, and of course it is rarely that citizens of those two places have an interest in each other. But in this instance there is a sufficient explanation. Fayette Post was a conductor on the B & O railroad, a line from Beardstown through Pana and on to Shawnee town. Mr. Post was a passenger train conductor on this road for thirty-six years. In this way nearly all the lively and best people, the ones who occasionally go somewhere, got to know him. Likely he was the kind of a man who wears easily is comfortable to be with. In his day most of the Pana folks must have ridden on his train. One is reminded that a conductor of the right quality, on a run such as this, has a great opportunity to meet and know an extended line of desirable people. He has a much more varied chance at sociability than has the man who must spend practically all his days in one, small diggins. The man who is able to live up to the... (the rest of the article is illegible).
Contributed by: Project Next Generation@ Beardstown Houston Memori 
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Sandra Kluge
Record added: Jul 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20405190
Fayette Post
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