|Death: ||Jul. 15, 1969|
CSHS Class of 1969
Southern Illinois University: Carbondale
Class of 1973
CAUSE OF DEATH:
Accidental Electrocution. James was working for Swanson Contracting Company which was in the process of aligning CTA tracks for the new Ashland terminal at 63rd Street and Loomis Boulevard. James was applying bolt clamps on the third elevated CTA rail when his track medal touched the rail. His medal caused his electrocution.
07-16-1969 - Chicago Tribune - "CTA Worker Electrocuted by Third Rail"
JAMES H ELIAS
BELOVED SON AND BROTHER
1950 LOVED ALWAYS 1969
Plot: Section 6, Lot 352, Grave 3-East
Created by: GeneaProtector
Record added: Mar 14, 2007
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