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David J. Anderson
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Birth: 1854
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1901
Saline County
Missouri, USA

1900 Census of Slater, Saline County, Missouri:

David J. Anderson 45, born Virginia, railroad fireman
Mattie Anderson 45, born Indiana
(Married for 19 years - married in 1881)
Maggie M. Anderson 17
Hallie E. Anderson 11
William M. Anderson 6
Other household members:
Jessee F. McKenney 26, railroad fireman
Henry Schitterlime 29, railroad fireman

From the July 18, 1901 Chillicothe Constitution:
"Trainmen Are Killed Outright and Many Die From the Result of Bums and Other Injuries,
THE DEAD. Dan McAnna, conductor of freight train, single man, Slater, Mo.
D. J. Anderson, engineer of freight train, leaves wife and three children, Slater Mo.
Prank Brings, engineer of passenger train, Slater, Mo.
I. S. Rogers, express messenger, Chicago ..."

Anderson was engineer on a special freight train heading east from Marshall that collided with a passenger train heading west from Slater. The trains met at a high speed on a curve. Eight people including engineers on both trains, were killed outright. Many were severely injured and some died later. The accident was covered in detail by many Missouri newspapers and reports can be searched on the internet.
Family links: 
  Mattie K. Dunkin Anderson (1854 - 1940)*
  Lilla A. Anderson (1884 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Slater City Cemetery
Saline County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Blytha & Donald Ellis
Record added: Aug 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96201073
David J. Anderson
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