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John Joseph O'Laughlin

Birth
Westernport, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
Death
25 Apr 1896 (aged 20–21)
Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA Add to Map
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Burial note reads: "killed on B & O Railroad, no priest, unblessed grave."

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland
Saturday, April 25, 1896 - pg. 6, col. 2
A GHASTLY FIND
John O'Laughlin Found on the Railroad Tracks Badly Mangled And Dies Shortly Afterward
Coroner Jury Summoned
John O'Laughlin, an extra brakeman on the West Virginia Central Railroad was found injured in a horrible manner on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tracks near Patterson Creek last night by Lewis Hoover and David McRory, two railroad men, residing at Keyser, W. Va., and who were fishing at Patterson Creek at the time. They were attracted to the spot where they found O'Laughlin by hearing cries for help and were horrified by the scene that met their view. For there on the track lay the man with his stomach torn open and legs badly mashed, asking for help. From what can learned from the men who found O'Laughlin did not like to remove the man, but notified a train dispatcher some miles down the road, who came up and carried O'Laughlin off the tracks. The unfortunate man only lived fifteen minutes after that and the only words he known to spoken is to the effect that he lived in Cumberland. The deceased proved to be the 25 year old son of Martin O'Laughlin, a Baltimore & Ohio watchman at Valley Street crossing, who resides on Maryland Avenue and who together with Mr. G. S. Butler went down and had the remains removed to Butler undertaking establishment on North Centre Street. It is not known how O'Laughlin met his death but it is presumed he was killed by the cars in some way. He left his home yesterday afternoon to go down the river fishing. Coroner Strong was notified and impaneled the following jury who viewed the remains this morning and adjourned until 5 o'clock this afternoon at which time an inquest will be held: C. Relchart, Foreman; Edward Keller; Fred Dryer; G. S. Butler; A. S. Nicholson; John Long; Joseph Lander; C. C. Willison; C. F. Demoss; William Kniernam; Levi Shaw and Charles Pennington.

NOTE: Name also appears as Laughlin.


Burial note reads: "killed on B & O Railroad, no priest, unblessed grave."

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland
Saturday, April 25, 1896 - pg. 6, col. 2
A GHASTLY FIND
John O'Laughlin Found on the Railroad Tracks Badly Mangled And Dies Shortly Afterward
Coroner Jury Summoned
John O'Laughlin, an extra brakeman on the West Virginia Central Railroad was found injured in a horrible manner on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tracks near Patterson Creek last night by Lewis Hoover and David McRory, two railroad men, residing at Keyser, W. Va., and who were fishing at Patterson Creek at the time. They were attracted to the spot where they found O'Laughlin by hearing cries for help and were horrified by the scene that met their view. For there on the track lay the man with his stomach torn open and legs badly mashed, asking for help. From what can learned from the men who found O'Laughlin did not like to remove the man, but notified a train dispatcher some miles down the road, who came up and carried O'Laughlin off the tracks. The unfortunate man only lived fifteen minutes after that and the only words he known to spoken is to the effect that he lived in Cumberland. The deceased proved to be the 25 year old son of Martin O'Laughlin, a Baltimore & Ohio watchman at Valley Street crossing, who resides on Maryland Avenue and who together with Mr. G. S. Butler went down and had the remains removed to Butler undertaking establishment on North Centre Street. It is not known how O'Laughlin met his death but it is presumed he was killed by the cars in some way. He left his home yesterday afternoon to go down the river fishing. Coroner Strong was notified and impaneled the following jury who viewed the remains this morning and adjourned until 5 o'clock this afternoon at which time an inquest will be held: C. Relchart, Foreman; Edward Keller; Fred Dryer; G. S. Butler; A. S. Nicholson; John Long; Joseph Lander; C. C. Willison; C. F. Demoss; William Kniernam; Levi Shaw and Charles Pennington.

NOTE: Name also appears as Laughlin.



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