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Francis Marion Stallworth
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1860
Death: May 16, 1922

Marlin, TX Bridge Collapse, May 1922
Posted June 1st, 2010 by Linda Horton

Waco, Texas, May 17.--Eight persons are reported missing as the result of the collapsing late Tuesday of the Marlin-Belton Bridge, five miles west of Marlin over the Brazos river. It collapsed under pressure of high water.

Those missing are:

J. Lee Jones
Herbert Rice
F. N. Stallworth, mayor of Marlin
Dr. W. H. Allen
M. M. Jeter
Frank Koznoroski
Mrs. Ed Mosley and another woman.
All are from Marlin. Rev. H. W. Knickerbocker was rescued. They were on the west end of the bridge trying to save the structure when it collapsed.

The high water three weeks ago had cut into the approach on the west side, it is said, but the bridge had remained intact and a crowd of people gathered there to watch the raging waters. While thus engaged the west end of the structure gave way.

Rev. Knickerbocker was rescued a mile and a half below the bridge in an exhausted condition.

The eight persons named as known to be missing were seen to sink in midstream. They had been clinging to fragments of the wrecked bridge for some distance.

The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, PA 17 May 1922

Transcribed by Linda Horton. Thank you, Linda!

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  Nicholas Stallworth (1837 - 1909)
  Lucy M Stallworth (1838 - 1918)
  Billah Etheridge Stallworth (1870 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Falls County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 1
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Dec 12, 2007
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