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Chauncey H Perkins
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1819
Death: Feb. 21, 1889


On Thursday, February 21st, Mr. Chauncey H. Perkins, an old resident of this place, while attempting to cross the railroad track at the crossing near the station, his horse and sleigh were hit by the engine drawing the flanger train, throwing the horse more than thirty feet. The concussion and jerk threw Mr. Perkins fifty feet or more from where he was when the horse was struck, in what shape no one saw, but his head was severely cut and bruised and the scull fractured, besides injuries internally. The doctor said two ribs on the left side were broken and left lung ruptured. The accident occurred at about 10 o'clock a.m., and Mr. Perkins died in about 11 hours after, and did not recover from the collapsed condition.
On February 23rd, Coroner Gilbert R. Traver held an inquest on the body. The jury was composed of S. Hawley, foreman; Alexander Smith, Geo. H. Smith, C. B. Eastman, Samuel Cox, Chas. A. Collins, Henry Warren, Robert Hume. L. W. Stratton, and H. G. Cushing. The Railway Company requested the coroner to hold the inquest open for them present some witnesses, and to accommodate, as he considered he was bound to do, he held over to Monday, February 25th, when the evidence was completed. The jury brought in a verdict in accordance with the facts, and found that the railway company were censurable for leaving a freight car within the boundary of the public highway in such a position as to obstruct a view of approaching trains at the said crossing; and further that the jury are not satisfied that the proper signals were given for the approach of the train at the time. Mr. Perkins was somewhat deaf. He was an active, stirring man. And his family have the sympathy of the community. 
Family links: 
  Philip Perkins (1795 - 1862)
  Ruth Maluina Beebe Perkins (1826 - 1916)*
  Charles Henry Beebe Perkins (1845 - 1925)*
  Mary Aurillia Perkins (1847 - 1851)*
  Edward John Perkins (1849 - 1850)*
  Mary Aurilla Perkins Rice (1852 - 1921)*
  Frank P. Perkins (1854 - 1878)*
  Flora Evardene Perkins (1860 - 1881)*
  Edward Murray Perkins (1865 - 1969)*
  Chauncey H Perkins (1819 - 1889)
  Nancy Perkins Ridge (1822 - 1909)*
  Polly Perkins Rogers (1824 - 1892)*
  Philena Perkins (1828 - 1830)*
  Jane Perkins Merritt (1830 - 1867)*
  Sally Ann Perkins (1833 - 1835)*
  Olin Stephen Perkins (1838 - 1865)*
*Calculated relationship
Wyoming Cemetery
Wyoming County
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 76, Plot 1
Created by: Ed Perkins
Record added: Apr 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18901953


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