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Joseph Dudley (#47975167)
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Bio Photo Thanks to all the people that have transferred memorials of my family members to me. I want to wish everyone a very healthy and prosperous 2014

I thought I might borrow what Jeff Gonyea on his Find a Grave profile:

"We don't "own" the memorials we manage - they are not ours. We may create them, we may update them, we may transfer them to others - we are but stewards. They are Find A Grave memorials of human beings, departed. They are not "friends" on a social media network website to be collected like baseball trading cards. And there's no prize for the one who dies with the most.

The reward (for me) comes from maintaining the most accurate and dignified memorials I can. What we record becomes history, and a record in someone else's family tree. We have a responsibility to do a good job of it. It's a privilege and honor."

Well put Jeff
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Hey Joseph, contact me for email of photos--misplaced yours.

Added by Cindi on Sep 07, 2014 7:37 PM
Larry Paul
Find A Grave Memorial# 67726371, R. A. Short
Eagleford, TX Train Wreck, Oct 1930
1 Dead, 3 Hurt In T. & P. Wreck
Fast Train Jumps Tracks at Eagleford; Fireman Killed
(By Associated Press)
Dallas, Oct. 12.-One man was killed and three persons injured today when Texas and Pacific No. 10 fast train, eastbound, was wrecked at Eagleford, Dallas County, six miles east of Dallas. R. A. Short, 34, of Big Spring, fireman, was killed instantly.
He leaped just before the engine crashed to the ground and crushed him. The engine piled up on its left side after leaping the track and dragging four of its seven cars from the rails. The cause of the derailment was unknown. None of the passenger coaches left the rails and so far as was learned, none of the passengers was injured.
T.B. Petty, 52, of Fort Worth, engineer, suffered numerous cuts and bruises on his body, legs and arms. He was brought here to a hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Crockett of Irving suffered bruised and slight cuts when their automobile was struck by a portion of the railroad engine as it swung sideways from its tracks. They were treated here at a hospital and went to their home.
Witnesses said the accident occurred just as the train was rounding a curve and headed down grade along the several hundred yards of straight track leading into Eagleford. None of the crew or witnesses was able to offer an explanation of what caused the accident. The possibility was considered that there might have been a slight tail spread, since workmen had been digging at the side of the roadbed and throwing additional dirt preparatory to laying heavier rails.
One bystander said the engine ran for a distance with the wheels bumping along on the rails wit Hough fitting in the grooves, as they should. Then the engine left the rails and plowed along the ties cutting them for several hundred feet. Just before the engine got to the freight depot the front of the locomotive turned to the right and crumpled over. The fireman jumped just before it struck the ground but witnesses said there was so much of dust and splinters flying about after the crash that they couldn’t see what happened thereafter.
Fireman Short was found lying a few feet from the front baggage car, near the freight depot.
Engineer Petty, in a hospital here tonight, said he had no idea what might have caused the wreck.
“It all happened in the twinkling of an eye,” he said. “The train was running between 35 and 38 miles an hour when we rounded the curve in the track and started into Eagleford.
“There was a sudden derailment, accompanied by the scream of grinding wheels. Then a terrific crash came.”
“I was thrown between the cab and boiler and over the boiler. I must have been stunned for I don’t remember very clearly what happened after that. I do remember crawling on hands and knees when I heard the roar of the steam as it escaped over on the side where the fireman sat. I didn’t see him after the engine was wrecked.”
Physicians believed Petty would recover. Until the extent of his injuries was learned, Petty was not told of his fellow worker’s death.
Short is survived by his widow, a son, Ben Eleroy Short, both of Big Spring; his father, E.A. Short, Weatherford; two brothers, Ben and Wilmer Short, both of California; and a sister, Mrs. M.R. McKenzie, Dallas.
Petty, at Fort Worth, had relieved C. G. Morris, regular engineer of the train, who lives here. Morris then boarded a chair car of the train and was en-route to Dallas as a mere passenger when the wreck occurred. He was one of the first to reach the body of Fireman Short. He has been an engineer with the line for 40 years and Petty has been connected with the T. & P. 30 years. He is regularly employed on a freight line and was substituting on the passenger train today.
“In my 30 years with the T. & P., this is the first accident I have been in,” Petty said, “and it is the first time I have ever been in a hospital also.”
San Antonio Express, San Antonio, TX 13 Oct 1930
Added by Larry Paul on Sep 05, 2014 6:23 PM
Charlie Vines
Benjamin Vines
Hi Joseph,

Thanks For the info on Benjamin's parents. My family line runs through his brother William via Isaiah Bradford my g-g-g-grandfather, John Henry my g-g-grandfather, Thaddeous my g-grandfather.

Do you have Vines ancestry

Charlie Vines
Added by Charlie Vines on Jul 25, 2014 4:37 PM
Dennis Hatch
Elizabeth Harris Henderson
I found your same information of their marriage in Family Search and made the change.Thank you for catching the mistakes.Sincerely,Andrea Terry Hatch
Added by Dennis Hatch on Jul 20, 2014 8:45 PM
Dennis Hatch
James and Sara Henderson.
Thank you for proof reading my typing, that is how mistakes are caught.The information is corrected from Family Search family groupsheet for James and Sara.So sorry to take so long to correct.Worked full time lately.
Added by Dennis Hatch on Jul 20, 2014 8:17 PM
ref Woodrow white....taken care of. thanks
Added by BMB on Jul 14, 2014 7:30 PM
Rita Osborne
Memorial# 121692102
Memorial# 121692102 - His nick name is Johnny. He is all connected now with his spouse and parents.
Added by Rita Osborne on Jul 10, 2014 3:41 PM
Ken Jones
Vines family
Feel free to use the photos and enjoy. Thanks vey much
Ken Jones
Added by Ken Jones on Jul 02, 2014 6:19 AM
Marcia Leavell
Adella Selman
Sorry, I am so late getting back to you. New computer!! Are you related to Mrs. Selman? If you are, I will be glad to transfer her to you. Just let me know.

Added by Marcia Leavell on Jun 27, 2014 7:52 AM
C. Cox
Lafayette Eugene "Gene" Purvis
Joseph, I've transferred management of Mr Purvis to you since I'm not related. I'm happy to be able to help!
Added by C. Cox on Jun 23, 2014 2:52 PM
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