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 George W. Clubb

George W. Clubb

Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Death 1 Oct 1902 (aged 47–48)
Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Traditional Sector Bl 5 Lot 31 Sp 6
Memorial ID 69691141 · View Source
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1st h/o Jenira Shepherd.

Birth: 5th of eight known children in Jasper county, Missouri.

Census: 1880, age 22 (sic) Madison township, Jasper county, Missouri with bride and two month old daughter, a farmer.

Census: 1900, age 45 Union township, Jasper county, Missouri with wife, five of six known children & one granddaughter, a farmer.

Death: struck by a moving train in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, interment date in Park cemetery was 2 OCT 1902.


Carthage Press
October 1, 1902


Struck by a Frisco Engine at the Main Street Station

Occurred at 9:15 Last Night - Lived Until 3 a. m. - Skull Fearfully Crushed - No Inquest Held Yet

George W. Clubb, a well known farmer who lived a little over a mile north of Carthage, was struck by a Frisco engine at the Main street station at 9:15 last night and so seriously injured that death resulted at 3 o'clock this morning.
The engine that struck him was pulling passenger train No. 306, in charge of Conductor Akins and Engineer Blood. According to what Blood is reported to have said, Clubb jumped directly in front of the train while it was about ten feet from him. The engine was slowly approaching the station under full control, but the suddenness of Clubb's act prevented any movement on the part of the engineer.
Just where the engine struck Clubb is not certain. He was hurled to the side of the track, where he lay unconscious when the trainmen picked him up. A low moan was the only evidence of life as they attempted to raise his head.
Dr. C. M. Ketcham, Frisco surgeon was at once called by telephone. On his arrival Clubb was carried on a stretcher to Bennett's eating house near the gas plant. Dr. Ketcham saw an immediate operation was necessary and telephone for Dr. Post to assist him.
An examination of the wounds showed the left arm broken between the wrist and elbow and the skull crushed [details omitted] There was no hope for the dying man. He was made comfortable as possible and every symptom carefully watched. His pulse grew weaker and weaker and at 3 o'clock this morning his heart ceased to beat.
Shortly after the injured man was recognized, near relative were notified and they in turn informed his wife. Her tearful agony and endearing words to her unconscious husband caused many to leave the room to hide their tears.
At the request of Dr. Ketcham Mrs. Clubb examined her husband's clothing. In the pockets were found five dollars and some small change, a few business cards, a newspaper addressed to a man in Illinois and a box of "Rough on Rats." This box had been opened but none of the contents was removed.
From all indications Mr. Clubb was mentally unbalanced, everything indicated that he did not know what he was doing at the time of the awful occurrence.
Last August Dr. Ketcham made a careful examination of him at the request of Mrs. Clubb, and in his opinion Mr. Clubb with a nervous trouble at that time brought on by sunstroke in July. A number of incidents indicates the unfortunate man was growing worse, although he showed no signs of extreme despondency.
The theory is he was walking home last night as he has been in the habit of doing and stepped directly in front of the approaching engine without noticing his danger.
Not long ago, Mr. Clubb sold his farm for $1,600, which is on deposit at the First National Bank. His business affairs were all in good shape, his home a happy one, his family gave him no cause for worry, hence the theory of suicide is not entertained by any who know him.

No Inquest To Be Held
Deputy coroner Fletcher came over from Joplin this morning to investigate the case. As the engineer and firemen on the engine that struck Mr. Clubb are the only witnesses of the accident and as they could not be summoned today, no inquest was held. Mr. Fletcher will conduct an investigation and dispense with the formality of a jury. All the evidence points directly to an unfortunate accident in which the Frisco engineer was in no wise responsible, that Mr. Fletcher is of opinion that an inquest is unnecessary.
Mr. Clubb was about 48 years of age and leaves a wife and six children. Three of the children are grown. He is an uncle of John William Clubb see footnote of this city, who suffered such a dreadful loss in his family last July from bowel trouble.

Funeral Arrangements
The body was taken to the Knell's undertaking rooms, where it was prepared for burial. Mrs. Clubb was so overcome with the shock she did not appear until late this afternoon, when arrangements were made for the funeral.
Services will be held at the Knell's undertaking rooms tomorrow morning conducted by Rev. Dr. Stewart. Interment will be in Park Cemetery.

Father: Peter W Clubb b: 1820 Missouri.
Mother: Rhoda Starnes b: 1820 Virginia.

Marriage: Jenira Shepherd b: 2 JAN 1864 Dallas, Collin county, Texas.
Married: 1880 location currently unknown.

Known Children

Myrtle Merta Clubb b: 26 AUG 1880 Madison township, Jasper county, Missouri.

Clara B Clubb b: 4 APR 1883 Madison township, Jasper county, Missouri.

Melvin Arthur Clubb b: 22 OCT 1885 in Madison township, Jasper county, Missouri.

Mary Edith Clubb b: 22 OCT 1888 in Madison township, Jasper county, Missouri.

George Ernest b: 16 JUN 1891 Jasper county, Missouri.

Lena A Clubb b: 4 OCT 1894 in Madison township, Jasper county, Missouri.

Prepared in part by Bill Boggess.

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