|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1914|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1935|
1930 US Fed Census, Merced, Merced, CA, April 2nd:
Arthur J. Acord, age 46, married at age 20, labour – carpentry contractor, non-veteran, born IA, father IA, mother MO.
Roxie, wife, age 43, married at age 16, born IA, father IA, mother MO.
Violet, dtr, age 25, single, born OK.
Grace A. Rackley, dtr, age 18, married at age 17, born OK.
Green B. Acord, son, age 16, born OK.
Joe M., son, age 14, born OK.
Ralph C., son, age 12, born OK.
Edna, dtr, age 10, born OK.
Billie R., dtr, age 2 yrs 3 mos., born CA.
Arthur A., son, age 1 mo., born CA.
Wallace Rackley, son-in-law, age 22, married at age 21, tractor driver, non-veteran, born MO, parents MO.
Modesto Bee [California], Tues., 24 Sept 1935:
Merced Youth is Killed By Train
Engineer Says Young Cannery Worker Lunged Onto Track
MERCED, Sept 23 – Green Berry Acord, 21, of Thirteenth and V Streets, was killed instantly yesterday at 5:30 A. M. when he was struck by a south-bound Southern Pacific passenger train near the cannery of California Tomato Juice, Inc., where he was working the early morning shift.
Engineer L. E. Whistler, apparently the only eye witnesses of the tragedy, as most of the workers at the cannery were off duty, says Acord seemed to throw himself in front of the locomotive.
"I first saw him crawling up the embankment and I thought it was a dog," Whistler said.
Deputy coroners say Acord apparently was struck by the step on the front of the engine and thrown twenty feet to the side of the tracks. His body and legs were crushed.
Arthur Acord, Merced rancher, the youth's father, says he knows of no reason for his son to take his own life.
Reports the youth had been drinking heavily could not be verified by investigators.
Gone but Not Forgotten
Merced Cemetery District
Plot: Masonic 1A Section
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Nov 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31456281