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Thomas Jordan

Death 5 May 1920 (aged 46–47)
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot B, 52, 3
Memorial ID 132975 · View Source
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The Ogden Standard-Examiner
Thursday, May 6, 1920
page 10

Locomotive Overturns Near Bingham With Fatal Results

Salt Lake, May 6 - Isaac Urtilla (sic-Urpila), 45, and Thomas Jordan, 46, were instantly killed last night when a locomotive of the Little Cottonwood Transportation Company overturned at Tanner's Flat between Alta and Bingham, pinning them under the heavy engine.
Fifteen section men and the engine crew, who were aboard the locomotive when it started its mad dash down grade, jumped to safety. Urtilla and Jordan, apparently not realizing the danger, remained on the careening engine until it landed in a ditch and turned over.
Railroad officials stated last night that the engine had been derailed and that on righting it on the rails it had struck an icy rail and got beyond control.
Engineer George Perkins, Fireman M. Ward, Conductor D. W. Lloyd and Construction Foreman G. W. Brown were on the engine when it started on its dash, but they immediately jumped. The rest of the crew followed.
Physicians and nurses under County Physician T. J. Howells, were sent from Salt Lake to the scene of the wreck, but their services were found unnecessary.




  • Maintained by: Burt
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 132975
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Jordan (1873–5 May 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 132975, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .