Loyd J. Harmon

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Loyd J. Harmon

  • Birth 5 Feb 1906 Missouri, USA
  • Death 5 Aug 1914 Tipton Ford, Newton County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 14859433

parents: John M. Harmon & Sarah Josie Williams Harmon

Probably 45 persons were killed and their bodies burned, most of them beyond recognition, when a motor car of the Missouri & North Arkansas railroad collided with passenger train No. 2, running as No. 56, a freight of the Kansas City Southern railroad, near Tipton Ford, thirteen miles south of Joplin, at 6 o'clock last night. At midnight thirty-eight bodies had been removed from the wreckage. There were at least seventy-five persons aboard the motor car, including the crew of three. One died aboard a relief train on its way to Jolin. None of the dead have been identified, so charred were the bodies when they were taken out. Twenty-four persons are said to have been taken out alive. Definite figures were not available last night. It is probably there are many others in the wrechage, according to Coroner Bigham of Neosho, to whose undertaking parlors thirty-eight bodies were taken. This would mean that there were more than seventy-five passengers aboard. All those who escaped were more or less injured. Among those missing and believed to be dead at midnight were:
T.O.Luscombe, No. 433 North Moffet Avenue, Joplin
F.D.Gathright, Navada, Mo Pullman, conductor M & N.A. traveling as passenger.
L.H.Crumbaugh, Neosho, general live stock agent Kansas City Southern.
Mrs. Josie Harmon, Neosho
Ray Harmon, 13 years old, son of Mrs. Josie Harmon
Loyd Harmon, 8 years old, son of Mrs. Josie Harmon
Stella Harmon, 5 years old, daughter of Mrs. Josie Harmon.

Missouri Death Certificate #26824
Name: Loyd Harmon b. FEb 5, 1906 age 8y6mo. birthplace: McDonald Co., Father: John Harmon, birthplace: McDonald co., Mother: Josie Williams, birthplace: McDonald Co., Informant: Jno Harmon, Neosho, MO. Date of death: Aug 6, 1914 Cause of death: Railway wreck=headon collision, possibly burned to death; Burial: I.O.O.F Cemetery, Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914, Undertaker: F.J.Bigham Co., Neosho


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  • Created by: Susan Collard
  • Added: 8 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14859433
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Loyd J. Harmon (5 Feb 1906–5 Aug 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14859433, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Susan Collard (contributor 46820427) .