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 Robert Lee Musgrove

Robert Lee Musgrove

Birth
Death 22 Apr 1904 (aged 37)
Burial Fayette County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 20969483 · View Source
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son of Wash T. Musgrove


BOB MUSGROVE KILLED
Two freight trains crashed together last Friday between Holly Springs and Potts Camp, running at a speed of about fifty miles an hour, which totally demolished the two engines and a number of cars and killed engineer BOB MUSGROVE with four other employees of the road.
The wreck is supposed to have been caused by the operator at Holley Springs taking an order for one of the trains after it had passed through.
The engineer and fireman on one of the engines jumped and saved their lives, but it is supposed that Mr. MUSGROVE did not see the other engine until it was right on him., as the wreck occurred on a curse. It is the opinion of some, however, that he did jump from the engine and was smothered to death as his body was found buried under some corn.
Mr. MUSGROVE has been running on this road for fourteen years and there was not a more poplar man on the road - he was admired by everybody. He was a member in good standing of a number of fraternal orders, among the number being the Order of Elks who took charge of his body and carried it to Memphis where it was prepared for internment and afterwards removed to their paroles and kept until it was sent to Winfield, his former home. The body arrived at Winfield Sunday morning at 2:14 accompanied by a dozen or more of friends. Sunday morning at 10 o'clock a special train arrived from Amory filled with sorrowing friends among the different secret organizations to which the deceased belonged, as well as his fellow railroad brethren., who came to do the last horror to him who has pulled his last throttle here on earth. The train from Brilliant brought the members of the Masonic Lodge at that place, who, with the members of Winfield Lodge, conducted a beautiful and impressive funeral ceremony at Piney Grove Cemetery four miles south of town.
It was the longest funeral procession that ever went out of Winfield and there was a larger crowd to witness the funeral ceremonies than has ever been known at a similar occasion in this section.
Some beautiful floral offerings were presented, one which is said to have cost $150.00. Taking all together shows in what high esteem the deceased was held by those who had occasion to know him.
To the aged father and mother and other near relatives and friends we extend our sincere sympathy


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  • Created by: Sharon Rhoades
  • Added: 16 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20969483
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Lee Musgrove (4 Sep 1866–22 Apr 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20969483, citing Musgrove Cemetery, Fayette County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Rhoades (contributor 46864470) .