|Death: ||Apr. 8, 1894|
The daughter of William C Clark.
KILLED BY CARS -- The westbound passenger train on the Clover Leaf killed a little girl at Clarks Hill about 9 o’clock Saturday morning and the circumstances attending the accident were pathetic in the extreme. Saturday morning Mr. and Mrs. William C. Clark, who reside about two blocks from the fatal railroad crossing, permitted their little daughter to leave the house for the first time since the winter has broken to play with her companions. Edna was their only daughter, a beautiful child whose third birthday would have come with the roses of June, an idolized member of the family whom all loved devotedly. She had a little playmate, three year old Stella Campbell, and that morning these little ladies, their dolls tucked away in tiny carriages, prattled innocently as they pushed their doll carriages down the road toward the railroad. John Roberts lives near the railroad and was burning brush. He waw the little girls going toward the railroad and warned them back. He returned to the rear of his premises to get some more brush and forgot about the children until he heard an engine whistle for the crossing. Then the children came to his mind and, urged on by a premonition of impending danger, he dropped an arm load of brush and ran as swiftly as possible toward the railroad crossing. The road curved within about fifty feet of the railroad track. As he rounded this curve he saw one of the little girls standing about ten feet from the south side of the tack. The engine was then on the crossing. He could not see the other child until the train passed. Then he saw her lying on the north side of the track almost against the rail. He ran to her, picked her up and carried her into the nearest house. She was unconscious and blood flowed from wounds on her head. A physician was called and the parents notified. In half an hour Edna Clark was dead. Her skull had been fractured on the back part of the head and her left leg was broken below the knee. She died without regaining consciousness.
Clarks Hill Cemetery
Created by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
Record added: Nov 21, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12447902