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 Thomas Mauck

Thomas Mauck

Death 18 Apr 1896 (aged 25)
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot E Wasatch Lodge_N_3
Memorial ID 152884 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
Sunday, April 19, 1896
page 24


Conductor Thomas Mauck is Killed Instantly

Rapid Transit Accident

Attempted to Kick the Switch for a Moving Trailer and Fell with His Neck Across the Track - Had Been Ill and it is Supposed Was Too Feeble to Save Himself After He Had Fallen - Story of Motorman Laing and Two Spectators - Greatly Liked by His Associates

Death came suddenly and in frightful form to Thomas Mauck, a Rapid Transit conductor, a few minutes before 6 o'clock last evening. As he attempted to kick the switch to a light trailer on to the cut-off at Seventh South and State streets, his foot slipped on the moist ground and he fell prone on his back...

O. J. Laing, motorman of the car of which Mauck was conductor, told this story of the unfortunate affair last evening...

Mauck leaves a sister, Mrs. Wilkins, who lives at Second South and First West, and a brother, Carl Mauck, who runs a meat market at Mercur. The latter was telephoned, and will reach the city today. He was a member of Wasatch lodge, A.F. and A.M., and his funeral will be under the direction of his Masonic brethren.


Coroner Offenbach has decided to hold an inquest. When he reached the scene of the accident last evening, the witnesses had all scattered, so that some time will be needed to get them together. The inquest may possibly be held this afternoon, though more probably tomorrow will be the date.

President Cameron of the Rapid Transit company had only the kindest words to speak of the dead man. "He has been in our employe about four years," said he, "and on the Calder's Park run for eighteen months. He was a good, reliable man. His record was without a blemish. He was also very popular with the public."

During the evening there were many callers at Evans' to see the remains. The majority were co-workers of the Rapid Transit company, but there was also a sprinkling of citizens living along the Calder's Park line, who had learned to admire and respect young Mauck's many good qualities.

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  • Imported from: UT State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 152884
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Mauck (17 Jun 1870–18 Apr 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 152884, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .