|Death: ||Dec. 18, 1867|
Jasper and Eunice were a young married couple, who had recently opened a small general store in Spartansburg, a growing village of 400 in rural Pennsylvania, and they were taking the express to Buffalo to buy new stock for their store. With the long war over, the reunited country was busily scrambling back to its feet. People were relocating from one place to another, opening new businesses, setting up homes and generally getting established in life. The holiday season only accelerated this spirit of movement and activity.
They were victims of one of the worst railroad accidents in 19th-century America—the "Angola Horror," as newspapers subsequently dubbed it. At a little past 3 in the afternoon, while crossing over a high railroad bridge in the western New York village of Angola, the last two cars of the Buffalo-bound express jumped the tracks and tumbled 30 to 50 feet into the icy, treacherous gorge below. Both cars burst into flames, trapping passengers inside.
John D Rockefeller was suppose to be on this ill fated train. Fortunately he missed it.
Angola, with its small wooden depot, and just beyond that a bridge—a plain wood-and-concrete truss span—over Big Sister Creek. Only 2 1/2 years earlier, this bridge had borne the funeral train of Abraham Lincoln as it traveled a stunned, war-weary nation on its way toward the slain president's burial place in Illinois.
Mariette Hammond Fuller (1832 - 1863)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29423806
son of Thomas Fuller and Huldah Bates, both buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg, PA|
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