|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1814|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1895|
ABEL DAVIS KILLED - HIT BY A TRAIN NEAR DUNCANSVILLE
He Was Dashed Down an Embankment. His Body Fearfully Mangled and Bruised - He was 85 Years Old.
Abel Davis, an aged resident of Duncansville and retired forgeman, while crossing the railroad at a point near his home at 6.40 o'clock last evening, was struck by the Williamsburg passenger train and almost instantly killed. Mr. Davis was 85 years old and by reason of the infirmities of age did not perceive the rapid approach of the train. He had been calling at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert Webb, and was returning home at the time of the accident, carrying a bucket of milk. He walked up the track embankment, intending to cross to the other side, where he resided in the Patrick Burk house, near Wilson R. Wertz's store. He stepped upon the railroad immediately in front of the train and it was impossible for the engineer to ever check the speed. He was caught up and dashed down the embankment, where he expired in a few minutes, never regaining consciousness. The head and body were fearfully mangled and bruised. The deceased followed the employment of a forgeman at Allegheny Forge, in Allegheny township, for many years. He leaves a wife and five children, viz: Abel, of Kentucky, Joshua, who is the superintendent of the National cemetery at Georgetown, District of Columbia; Charles, of New Castle; John and Mrs. Albert Webb, of Duncansville.
Morning Tribune, Altoona, Pa., Thursday, August 24, 1899
Elizabeth Davis (1819 - 1908)
Ida B Davis Webb (1865 - 1950)*
Carson Valley Cemetery
Plot: KO - 160-13
Created by: Kat
Record added: Jun 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27669759
Added: Jan. 31, 2017
Added: Mar. 2, 2014
Added: Jun. 19, 2008