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 Francis Marion “Frank” Claywell

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Francis Marion “Frank” Claywell

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death
16 Mar 1897 (aged 63)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot
Block 10A, 16; GAR Memorial Section
Memorial ID
17769748 View Source

Frank Claywell, an old and well-known citizen of Springfield, while on his way to his home was struck by a B & O Southwestern passenger engine yesterday at the curve between Madison and Mason streets, and received injuries from which he died.

Mr. Claywell was walking along the railroad track, and it is supposed he thought that it was a Bluff Line train approaching and stepped from the Bluff Line to the B & O track directly in front of the engine. He was not seen by the train men until too late and before he could clear the track the engine struck him.

The train stopped as quickly as it could be checked, and the crew offered what assistance they could give. The patrol wagon was sent for and Mr. Claywell was taken to St. John's hospital, where he died.

Mr. Claywell was 63 years, 8 months and 3 days of age.

Funeral at his home under the auspices of the G.A.R. of which the deceased was a member. Interment made in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

IL State Register, Springfield, IL, 3-17-1897
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Francis M. Claywell
Residence Springfield IL;
Enlisted on 9/1/1863 as a Private.
On 9/15/1863 he mustered into "K" Co. IL 16th Cavalry
He was Mustered Out on 7/15/1865
He was listed as: POW 1/3/1864 Jonesville, VA

Frank Claywell, an old and well-known citizen of Springfield, while on his way to his home was struck by a B & O Southwestern passenger engine yesterday at the curve between Madison and Mason streets, and received injuries from which he died.

Mr. Claywell was walking along the railroad track, and it is supposed he thought that it was a Bluff Line train approaching and stepped from the Bluff Line to the B & O track directly in front of the engine. He was not seen by the train men until too late and before he could clear the track the engine struck him.

The train stopped as quickly as it could be checked, and the crew offered what assistance they could give. The patrol wagon was sent for and Mr. Claywell was taken to St. John's hospital, where he died.

Mr. Claywell was 63 years, 8 months and 3 days of age.

Funeral at his home under the auspices of the G.A.R. of which the deceased was a member. Interment made in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

IL State Register, Springfield, IL, 3-17-1897
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Francis M. Claywell
Residence Springfield IL;
Enlisted on 9/1/1863 as a Private.
On 9/15/1863 he mustered into "K" Co. IL 16th Cavalry
He was Mustered Out on 7/15/1865
He was listed as: POW 1/3/1864 Jonesville, VA


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  • Maintained by: BjJ
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 2 Feb 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 17769748
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17769748/francis-marion-claywell: accessed ), memorial page for Francis Marion “Frank” Claywell (13 Jul 1833–16 Mar 1897), Find a Grave Memorial ID 17769748, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by BjJ (contributor 46902476).