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George Simon Page
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1859
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1902
DeWitt County
Illinois, USA

George S. PAGE
June 20, 1902
Clinton Register

KILLED BY EXCURSION TRAIN.
Well-Known Farmer Fell Under Car at Kenney After Returning from a Day's Visit With Relatives.

An excursion train was run to Terre Haute on the Vandalia road Sunday. About forty went from Kenney, among them George S. PAGE and wife. The train of twelve coaches did not return to Kenney until about 1:45 Sunday night. All who lived at Kenney got off except A. HAWKYARD and wife and Mrs. PAGE. While getting off about thirty feet west of the depot, the train started and Page fell between two cars. He received injury on the head and other parts of the body that caused his death almost instantly. Mr. Hawkyard and wife and Mrs. Page were taken to Midland City, and she did not know of her husband's death at the time.

Coroner JONES held the inquest, completing the work Tuesday. The people generally condemn the railroad men for not stopping longer at Kenney. The stop was so short that the conductor, J. J. FITZPATRICK, was left in Kenney. He said he did not know who, if anyone, signaled the train to start. The witnesses at the inquest differed as to the time the train stopped at Kenney, some putting the time as low as fifteen seconds and some as high as one and a half minutes.

The jury was composed of W. W. JOHNSON, George KIRK, John NEARING, J. C. WILLIAMS, Jas. S. TODD, and L. EASTON. The verdict in regard to the railroad company was as follows: "The jury further finds that said railroad company was negligent in their duty in not giving the proper time and attention for the passengers to get off said train."

George S. Page was born near Argenta, Ill., Jan. 22, 1859. January 21, 1883, he was married to Louisa J. LUKER, who survives him; also their six children, Ira, Ida, William, Goldie, Effie and Raymond, the youngest being 4 and the eldest 18 years old. His father, M. B. PAGE, and mother live at Paris, Ill.; a brother, Josiah, in Terre Haute; a sister, Mary PHILBRICK, in Chicago; a sister, Clara, and a brother, William, are dead, the latter being killed in an accident in the Union stock yards of Chicago, April 16, 1902, just a month before the fatal accident at Kenney. Deceased formerly lived in Texas township, but previous to last spring, when he moved on a farm six miles south of Kenney, had lived several years on the Graham farm east of Kenney.

Funeral services were held in the Christian church in Clinton, Wednesday at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. GILLILAND. Interment in Woodlawn.

Note: His full name was George Simon Page.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Amanda Louisa Luker Page (1866 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Iva Gertrude Page Butt (1884 - 1954)*
  William H. Page (1887 - 1965)*
  Goldie Mae Page Riddle (1892 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Clinton
DeWitt County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Red Heads Times Three
Record added: Aug 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40846211
George Simon Page
Added by: Sheilie Carroll-Altieri
 
George Simon Page
Added by: Sheilie Carroll-Altieri
 
George Simon Page
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