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Harry W. Elton
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Birth: May 24, 1870
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1917
Pettis County
Missouri, USA




Both Legs of well Known Sedalian Were Severed as He Started to Cross Tracks From Telegraph Office.

Harry W. Elton, aged 49 years, residing at 1012 East Sixth street, for years a conductor on the Katy (Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad), died at the company hospital at 1 o'clock, Friday afternoon. Death resulted from injuries received when passenger train No. 8 of the Katy ran over him Friday morning at Calhoun.

He is survived by a widow and two sons, Roscoe R. Elton and L.A. Elton, of Muskogee, OK. The former is a fireman on the Katy in this city and the latter a yardmaster for the ‘Frisco (Frisco Railway) at Muskogee. One brother, Will Elton, also survives. He resides in Toledo, O.

The deceased has for the past twenty-five years been employed by the Katy. He was born in Logansport, Ind.

Mr. Elton was on local freight No. 91 at Calhoun and was just starting from the telegraph office when he saw his train leaving. Not noticing the approach of the passenger train he ran across the tracks in front of the train.

He was hit by the engine and dragged for several feet. Both legs were amputated by the train and he was considerably bruised about the face and arms. The accident occurred about 11:15 o'clock Friday morning.

He was brought to this city on train No. 8 and taken immediately to the company hospital. Soon after his arrival he died.

The passenger train was in charge of John Carlisle, Conductor; Engineer Ed Kinzie and Fireman W. H. Pennisten.

This is the third accident Mr. Elton has been in at that place. Saturday last he was in an accident when a train ran into the caboose of his train. This accident also happened at Calhoun. On January 12 he was in a head-on collision three miles south of Calhoun. He was not injured in either of these accidents.

The passenger train was stopped and Elton's body was pulled out from beneath the engine tender.

The deceased was a member of the O.R.C. (Order of Railroad Conductors) and Knights and Ladies of Security. He has legions of friends who will join with those who survive in mourning the loss of this good man. No funeral arrangements have been made and will not be made until the arrival of the son from Muskogee.

(The Sedalia Democrat, Friday Evening June 29, 1917)
from John Connors

Son and daughter-in-law Leslie Allen Elton and Opal Maurine Elton are buried in Memorial Lawn Cem, Arkansas City, Crowley Co., KS.

Family links: 
  Truman Willis Elton (1840 - 1910)
  Lucy Norris Weeks Elton (1844 - 1887)
  Malinda Smith Elton (1868 - 1941)
  Leslie Allen Elton (1894 - 1957)*
  Roscoe Raymond Elton (1895 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Crown Hill Cemetery
Pettis County
Missouri, USA
Created by: K Kennedy
Record added: Jul 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72990173
Harry W. Elton
Added by: Carla Humphreys
Harry W. Elton
Added by: Carla Humphreys
Harry W. Elton
Added by: Carla Humphreys
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I am sorry you died in such an awful way. Rest in Peace from your great-grandson.
- Kent G. Stafford
 Added: Oct. 5, 2011

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