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 Robert C. Green

Robert C. Green

New York, USA
Death Oct 1937 (aged 29–30)
Port Henry, Essex County, New York, USA
Burial Moriah, Essex County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 161005545 · View Source
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Brakeman Meets Death After Fall From Train Cars

Robert Greene, 28, of 79 South Main Street in Port Henry, a railroad brakeman, was instantly killed Thursday night when he fell from a train of iron ore cars at the Witherbee Sherman Corporation mines at Mineville and several cars passed over his body.

The body was discovered at about 9:30 p.m., about three quarters of an hour, it is believed, after the accident occurred.

It was badly mangled, indicating that not only the train from which Greene fell ran over him but that several trains following did likewise.

Greene's duties were to "brake" ore cars by hand as they rolled down a grade from the Joker mine "lighthole," where the ore comes to the surface, to a point where a locomotive would pick them up.

It was reported that the "brake stick" broke in his hands, causing him to lose his balance and fall between two cars.

Green is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alta Hendricks Greene, formerly of Moriah, his mother, Mrs. Clayton Greene, and a brother, also of Port Henry. He had no children.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 161005545
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert C. Green (1907–Oct 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161005545, citing Moriah Union Cemetery, Moriah, Essex County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Laurie & Nate S. (contributor 47011031) .