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Robert L. Stafford
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1880
Death: Feb. 2, 1905

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New Albany Evening Tribune, February 3, 1905. Headline: CRUSHED Robert Stafford Meets Violent Death Last Night. Robert Stafford, a well known young man of this city, employed as a switchman in the Pennsylvania yards in Louisville, was crushed to death last night about 7:30 o'clock at Fourteenth and Jefferson Streets. He lived only a few minutes after being injured. The train crew was engaged in making up a train at the freight depot along which a platform the height of a car floor, the side of the cars being only a few inches from the platform. Stafford was caught between the platform and a car and gave a call for help. The engine which had started to move the cars stopped instantly. Stafford was removed to the freight depot and physicians were called. He lived only a few minutes after their arrival. It was found that death had probably been caused by internal injuries. One arm had been crushed against his chest, breaking four ribs. The arm was also fractured. Stafford's body was brought last night by Undertaker Hill to the home of his father-in-law W L Norton, 215 East Fifth Street, where he had left his bride of only two months a few hours before. Stafford was twenty-five years old and was a son of the late John Stafford, of this city. He is also survived by two brothers, Alfred and Charles Stafford, and one sister, Mrs. Blanche Swearinger, of Princeton, Ind., who arrived here today in response to a telegram announcing her brother's death. Stafford was married last Thanksgiving Day to Miss Norton. He had formerly been employed as a freight brakeman on the St. Louis and Louisville division of the Southern railway company and had been in the employe of the Pennsylvania company only about two months and during his service had been a faithful and regular employee. He was a member of Manzanita Tribe of this city. The arrangements for the funeral have not been completed but the services...
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  John T. Stafford (1839 - 1895)
  Rebecca Ward Stafford (____ - 1901)
  Myrta Norton McMullen (1884 - 1958)*
  Mildred Stafford Loftus (1905 - 1986)*
  William Alfred (Alford) Stafford (1861 - 1946)*
  Charles Edward Stafford (1874 - 1936)*
  Robert L. Stafford (1880 - 1905)
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
New Albany
Floyd County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Plot 8 Range 9 lot 16
Maintained by: Molly Stafford Hook
Originally Created by: Douser
Record added: Oct 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77949145
Robert L. Stafford
Added by: Molly Stafford Hook
Robert L. Stafford
Added by: Douser
Robert L. Stafford
Added by: Douser
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My great grand uncle. Son of John T. and Rebecca Ward Stafford. He died as a result of an accident where he worked on the railroad in Louisville, KY
- Molly Stafford Hook
 Added: May. 14, 2013

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