|Death: ||Feb. 17, 1901|
Feb. 19, 1901
Clarence L. Whittaker, well known in this county, was killed in a train wreck on the Southern Pacific about 27 miles east of Winnemucca on Sunday morning. Whittaker was fireman of the train, which at the time it went into a washed out culvert was running at the rate of 50 miles an hour. The wreck is said to have been the worst ever to have happened on that section of the Southern Pacific. The dispatches state that Fireman Whittaker died at his post, and his body at last accounts was in a mass of wreckage from which it was almost impossible to rescue it. Five others were killed at the same time.
Clarence Whittaker was the son of the well known pioneer couple, Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Whittaker, residing on Rocky prairie, near Tenino. The young man was born at that place and was 25 years old. At the outbreak of the Spanish war he enlisted in the volunteers but after serving several months was mustered out at San Francisco. He then returned to his home, but shortly afterwards left and went into the railroad business, in which he lost his life Sunday. It is the intention of the parents to bring the body home for interment.
Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
Pvt, Co B, Cal. H. A.
Date of death: Feb. 17, 1901
Lemuel C. Whitaker (____ - 1909)
Elmira M. Harper Whitaker (____ - 1938)
Masonic Memorial Park
Plot: Row: 12 Grave: 8 Lot: E1/2-2 Block: 30
Created by: Bill and Elaine Schrock
Record added: Apr 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68151031
Bill and Elaine Schrock
Added by: Anonymous
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