|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1853|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1901|
BRAKEMAN FATALLY INJURED.
Samuel Ayres Could Not Survive His Terrible Injuries - Was Jolted from a Car in the Lower Yard.
Samuel T. Ayres, of 614 Third avenue, a freight brakeman on the Altoona division, was fatally injured in the yard at Fourth street about 4:20 yesterday afternoon. Ayres, who was a member of crew 1552, was engaged in swinging cars down the Fourth street ladder. He went down track 10 on the front of a box car. A car of lumber followed him down track 10 after the car in front of it had been switched on to another track. Ayres, of course, could not see the car behind him, being down on the bumper. The lumber car soon overhauled the box car and the resulting collision threw Ayres to the track in front of the two cars, which passed over him, grinding off his legs between the knees and hips, breaking his right arm and abrading his face. Fellow railroaders picked him up and sent him to the hospital, where it was seen he could not live, so what could be done to alleviate his suffering was done. At 8:25 o'clock he died, his family at the bedside. Samuel Thomas Ayres, the dead man, was a native of Martinsburg, this county, and was aged about 38 years. He was a member of the Church of God, the Knights of Malta, Improved Order of Red Men and the Knights of the Golden Eagle. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Elizabeth Hanley. To this union a number of children were born, seven of whom survive - Miss Barbara Long and G. H., of Altoona; Charles, a member of the Eighth United States infantry; James, Maggie, Christopher and Sadie, at home. His second wife was Miss Laura Richards, who, with one son, Rowland, survives him. He is also survived by one brother, Albert, of Plum Creek, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Lynn, of Roaring Spring.
Altoona Mirror, Saturday, August 10, 1901, p. 1, col
Elizabeth Hanley Ayers (1856 - 1894)*
Mary May Ayers (1880 - 1883)*
James B Ayers (1884 - 1969)*
Margaret Ayers Kane (1887 - 1977)*
Note: 48 yr
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