|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1908|
New York, USA
James J. McMillan of East Syracuse was fatally injured early Tuesday morning while attempting to uncouple a derailed caboose from a freight train at Canandaigua. He died at a hospital in Canandaigua shortly after the accident.
Mr. McMillan was formerly a conductor, but during the retrenchment period of the New York Central railroad was reduced to brakeman. He was on a trip west from East Syracuse to Rochester, on the Auburn road, when the accident occurred.
He was trying to detach the caboose from the train and fell under the wheels, which passed over his feet and abdomen.
Mr. McMillan retained consciousness and directed the three trainmen in getting him from under the wheels. His body was taken from Canandaigua Tuesday night and sent to his home, 105 West Yates street, at East Syracuse. He is survived by his wife; his father, James McMillan of Clyde; and two brothers, Bert and Charles McMillan, also of Clyde.
Mr. McMillan was a member of Sherman lodge, 143, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. The lodge held a special meeting Tuesday to take action on his death. The funeral service will be held at the house at 3 p.m. Friday, with interment at Woodlawn cemetery.
[Syracuse Journal, Wednesday, September 2, 1908, page 10]
New York, USA
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