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Emil August Hacker
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1886
Ionia County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1958
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA

Additional child: Evelyn I Hacker b. 1913 MI

Emil was injured in the Pere- Marquette train wreck

On July 20, 1907 an excursion train of 800 passengers from Ionia to Detroit collided with a freight train near Salem, killing 31 and injuring 101. The accident apparently happened because of a hand-written schedule on unlined paper whose columns did not line up, and were misread by the freight crew. The Interstate Commerce Commission investigation also cited various safety violations including use of pine instead of oak for car walls and an omission of steel plates required for mail cars. This remains Michigan's worst rail disaster.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Frederick William Hacker (1850 - 1911)
  Wilhemina L. Brandt Hacker (1850 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Ella L. Swartz Hacker (1886 - 1959)
 
 Children:
  Harold D. Hacker (1909 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Frederick Hacker (1878 - 1908)*
  Herman Frederick Hacker (1880 - 1953)*
  Anna W. Hacker Dreger (1883 - 1929)*
  Emil August Hacker (1886 - 1958)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Memorial maintained by wife of grandnephew
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Plot: 5.391.4
 
Created by: Judith D
Record added: Jun 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112615430
Emil August Hacker
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Emil August Hacker
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