Joseph E. Gillum

Joseph E. Gillum

Birth
Carter County, Kentucky, USA
Death 25 Nov 1950 (aged 48)
Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Westwood, Boyd County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 23869920 · View Source
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ASHLAND PAPER 11-23-1950.
MAN KILLED BY TRAIN
A BRAKEMAN FOR THE C&O RAILWAY WAS FATALLY INJURED SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT WHEN STRUCK BY A FREIGHT CAR AT THE TWENTY-THIRD STREET YARDS NEAR FRONT STREET.
THE VICTIM WAS JOE E, GILLUM. 48, OF 2301 FIRST STREET WESTWOOD. HE DIED AT KING'S DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL AT 1;30 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING.
BOYD COUNTY CORONER FRED MILLER SAID THIS MORNING THAT DEATH WAS CAUSED BY A FRACTRED SKULL.
CORONER MILLER STSTED THAT HE DID NOT HAVE A COMPLETE REPORT ON DETAILS OF THE ACCIDENT. ACCORDING TO AN UNOFFICIAL SOURCE . CARS WERE BEING SWITCHED AT THE YARDS, AND GILLUM STEPED INTO THE PATH OF ON COMING CAR WHICH HE FAILED TO SEE.
THE ACCIDENT VICTIM WAS BORN IN CARTER COUNTY ON JANUARY 22. 1902. HE HAD LIVED IN WESTWOOD FOR SIX YEARS, AND HAD BEEN A C&O. EMPLOYE FOR FIVE YEARS.
HE WAS A SON OF JAMES GILLUM AND THE LATE RUTHIE SKAGGS GILLUM. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY TRAINMEN.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 2 P.M. MONDAY AT ENTERPRISE BAPTIST CHURCH, WESTWOOD WITH THE REV. NED GALLION OFFICIATING.
THE BODY IS AT LAZEAR FUNERAL HOME, AND WILL BE REMOVED AT 10 A.M SUNDAY TO THE RESIDENCE. AMONG THE SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIDOW, MRS. ALBERTA GILLUM; HIS FATHER. JAMES GILLUM OF ROUTE 2. IRONTON; 6 DAUGHTERS, JUANITA, RUTH, FAYE, BEATRICE, AND AMARYLLIS, ALL AT HOME, MRS. JOE HOWARD OF ASHLAND; ONE SON, HAROLD AT HOME; 5 BROTHERS, ED OF BALTIMORE,MD, LIGE OF PORTLAND, ORE, GUEL OF BURLY, IDAHO,; WALTER OF SHOALS, W.VA, AND EARL OF SOUTH POINT,O; 5 SISTERS, MRS. DELLA CHURCH AND MRS. MARTHA GIBSON OF ROUTE 2. IRONTON, MRS. GOLDA YATES AND MRS. PEARL WOLFE OF IRONTON, AND MRS. BERTHA BROWN OF PATRICK,O; AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN.



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  • Created by: Herschel Wayne Skaggs
  • Added: 9 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23869920
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph E. Gillum (22 Jan 1902–25 Nov 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23869920, citing Dixon Cemetery, Westwood, Boyd County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Herschel Wayne Skaggs (contributor 46564082) .