James P. McNaughton

Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Death 29 Dec 1894 (aged 24–25)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 4, Lot 66, N 1/2
Memorial ID 75422928 · View Source
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                  CRUSHED TO DEATH.

James McNaughton Meets a Painful Death
                          Last Saturday.

      On last Saturday morning about 9 o'clock, Jas. McNaughton, son of ex-Alderman Jas. [sic] [John] McNaughton, was fatally injured in the yards of the B. & N. M. railroad, near the Northern Mill. Mr. McNaughton was foreman of the yard crew, and was at work at the time. He had been riding on the foot-board of the switch engine and had jumped off to throw a switch, when his over coat was caught in the gearing of the locomotive as it ran past him, and he was drawn into the machinery, breaking his left arm and completely crushing his shoulder blade and the left side of his chest. The engine was stopped as soon as possible, and although so badly crushed, McNaughton, who had an iron constitution, got on the engine and was taken to the N. P. Sanitarium, where everything possible was done for him, but it was impossible to save his life. He died at 4 p. m. His remains were interred in Evergreen Cemetery on Monday, the 31st, the funeral services being held at the Catholic church, Rev. Fr. Zambusch, of Staples, conducting the services. He leaves a wife and child to mourn his loss, besides his parents and several brothers. (Brainerd Dispatch, 04 January 1895, p. 4, c. 5)


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  • Created by: A. Nelson
  • Added: 24 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75422928
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James P. McNaughton (1869–29 Dec 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75422928, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .