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Calvin Case
Birth: 1804
Death: Nov. 1, 1855

Accident Vicitim. He was a partner of James Eads, who built the first steel bridge across the Mississippi River, and of Erastus Wells, who developed the first horse-drawn bus system. He was among the 34 people who were killed at the Gasconade Bridge train disaster. Hundreds of St. Louisans had prepared for the excursion marking the opening of the Pacific Railroad from St. Louis to Jefferson City, Missouri on November 1, 1855. When the 15 wooden railway cars reached the first pier, the Gasconade Bridge trestle collapsed. Nine of the cars sank at the edge of the Gasconade River, dragging three other cars off the track. The president of St. Louis City Council and the Chief Engineer were among those killed. Washington King, mayor of St. Louis, was among the about 100 people who were injured. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
Family links: 
  Delia A. Potter Case (1801 - 1890)*
  George Sackett Case (1830 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 69, Lot 172
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Sep 07, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5746717
Calvin Case
Added by: Connie Nisinger
Calvin Case
Added by: Connie Nisinger
Calvin Case
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