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Col William Harney

Death Sep 1891
Tehachapi, Kern County, California, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Cemetery Unknown.
Memorial ID 92123400 · View Source
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A Well Known Californian Meets a Sudden Death.

BAKERSFIELD, Sept. 16. - Tunnel 17, near the train wreck, has caved in and another wrecking train has gone to the scene. No trains will get through for two or three days. The train from the south arrived after 3 o'clock this afternoon, the mail and express having been transferred at Girard.

The coroner's jury found that William Harney came to his death by a railroad collision. Cause, gross neglect on the part of the attaches of train No.18 of the Southern Pacific Company.

A San Francisco dispatch says that Col. William Harney, killed in the Tehachipi collision, was one of the best known citizens of the southwest and a member of the Board of Education. He arrived here in 1859 from New York and was appointed purser on the old steamer Senator, belonging to the California Steam Navigation Company, and continued in the company's employ until it was sold to the railroad company. He was for years recorder of the California Commandery No.1. Knights Templar, and was also prominent in the Odd Fellows.

The Arizona Republican; Phoenix, Arizona.
September 17, 1891; Page One.



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