Friday, February 11, 2011

Update: Joplin - Neosho Train Crash

Back in May of 2010 I posted a blog on the Joplin - Neosho Train Crash featuring the memorial I found that listed only 15 of the 43 people that perished in the accident.  I set out to see if I could find all the names of the victims and any additional information.  I am happy to say I was able to find 31 of the 43 victims and some additional info.






You can view three newspaper articles at http://newton.mogenweb.org/trainwreck.html.


List of people who perished
All Death Certificates came from Missouri Digital Heritage
Name: Delphie Adams
Race and Sex: Black Female
Date of Birth: about 1864
Age: About 50 yrs old
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914

Note: She was left off the memorial marker.

Name: Alice Bradley
Race and Sex: White Female
Date of Birth: Don't know
Age: Don't Know
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Not listed

Note: She was left off the memorial marker.



Name: Joseph Carra Bradley
Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Birth: Aug 21, 1879
Age: 34 yrs 11 mos 14 ds
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Brakeman on passenger train
Date of Death: August 5, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death in gasoline explosion
Place of Burial: Harrison, Ark
Date of Burial: Aug 6, 1914
Father: John W Bradley
Mother: Elizabeth Chandler

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.

Name: Charles C. Clear
Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Birth: Don't know
Age: Don't know
Marital Status: Don't know
Occupation: Don't know
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914





Name: William Clear
Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Death: Aug 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914











Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Birth: July 24
Age: 65 yrs No mos 19 ds
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Live Stock Agt R.R.
Date of Death: August 5, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug  1914
Father: Henry Crumbaugh
Mother: Dorthy Gentry

Note: His name is left off the memorial marker.


Excert is from Current events: an agricultural, horticultural and industrial ..., Volumes 13-14By Kansas City Southern Railway.



Here is a little info on Luther's family from http://gscm.missouri.org/boonebios/biosc.html
p. 850 - HENRY CRUMBAUGH
Henry Crumbaugh, a prominent business man of Columbia, and one of the pioneer settlers of the place, was born in Fayette county, Kentucky, May 16, 1814. He is the son of John and Mary (Snyder) Crumbaugh; he was raised and educated in his native county, and learned the saddler and harness-makers trade at Lexington, serving an apprenticeship of five years. After completing his trade he came to Columbia, Missouri, and located, opening a shop in the spring of 1838. His first shop was situated on Broadway, where the Exchange Bank now stands. He landed in Columbia without money, possessing only his trade and a laudable resolution to win, which, coupled with industry, prudence, and economy, soon laid the foundation for a successful business. His property was not rapidly accumulated, but surely and steadily, until now in his old age he finds himself the possessor of a handsome estate, earned by the labor of his own hands. For many years he served as Town trustee; he was also city collector for fifteen or sixteen years. He was married April 30, 1840, to Dorothy A., daughter of Col. Richard Gentry. They had three children -- one son and two daughters. Mary A. married J.V.C. Karnes, a prominent lawyer of Kansas City; Dorothy A. married J. H. Lipscomb, also a lawyer of Kansas City; Luther H. married a daughter of Major Harbinson, a prominent lawyer of Southwest Missouri. Mrs. Crumbaugh was born March 13, 1816, and died March 9, 1834. On the 13th of December, 1855, he was married to Mary C. Reynolds, of Columbia, Missouri. They have three children -- James E., city attorney of Columbia, and a promising young lawyer, being a graduate of the literary and law departments of the Missouri State University; Roberta Lee -- named in honor of Gen. Robert E. Lee -- and Mary C. In 1833, Mr. Crumbaugh joined the Presbyterian church at Lexington, Kentucky, under the preaching of Dr. Hall; he was elected an elder of his church in September, 1844. His motto through life has been, Every day something learned; every day something done.


Name: Perry Duncan (Thomas P. Duncan)
Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Birth: 1884
Age: About 30
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Traveling Salesman
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8,  1914
Father: George Duncan





Name:  W.H. Embrey
Race and Sex: Black Male
Date of Birth: 1871
Age: About 33
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug  8, 1914
Father: Chae Embrey
Mother: Luticia Lewis

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.


Name: Cora Eschleman
Race and Sex: White Female
Date of Birth: June 6, 1870
Age: 44 yrs 3 mos
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914
Father: Jno McGary
Mother: Anna Denton





Name: James Andrew Gilmore
Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Birth: Oct 15, 1872
Age: 41 yrs 9 mos 21 ds
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Merchant
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Father: Robert Gilmore
Mother: Eliza Firder




Name: Violet Gilmore
Race and Sex: White Female
Date of Birth: July 8, 1906
Age: 8 yrs 1 mo 2 ds
Marital Status: Single
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Father: J. A. Gilmore
Mother: Ollie Walker





Race and Sex: White Female
Date of Birth: Feb 24, 1880
Age: 34 yrs 5 mos 19 ds
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914
Father: W.G. Williams
Mother: Mary C. Beck

Note: Her name was left off the memorial marker.


Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Birth: Feb 5, 1906
Age: 8 yrs 6 mos
Marital Status: Single
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Father: John Harmon
Mother: Josie Williams

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.




Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Birth: Aug 3, 1901
Age: 13 yrs 2 ds
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Student
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914
Father: John Hermon
Mother: Josie Williams

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.


Name: Stella Harmon
Race and Sex: White Female
Date of Birth: Oct 10, 1909
Age: 4 yrs 9 mos 26 ds
Marital Status: Single
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Father: John Hermon
Mother: Josie Williams

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.




Name: Linnie Hatfield (Lennie Shirley Hatfield)
Race and Sex: White Female
Age: About 56 yrs
Occupation: At Home
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery









Name: Lewis Horne (Lewis Crumrine Horne)
Race and Sex: White Male
Age: about 28 yrs (might be 22)
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Merchant
Date of Death: August 5, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914
Father: Sam Horn






Name: Judith Hutchison
Race and Sex: Black Female
Date of Birth: 1890
Age: 24 yrs
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Maid
Date of Death: August 5, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914
Father: Milam Hutchison
Mother: Eliza Powell

Note: Her name was left off the memorial marker.


Name: Frank Hutchison
Race and Sex: Black Male
Date of Birth: 1893
Age: 21 yrs
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Waiter
Date of Death: August 3, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914
Father: Milam Hutchison
Mother: Eliza Powell

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.


Name: Mrs. George Johannes (Effie F. Johannes)
Race and Sex: White Female
Date of Birth: 1879
Age: about 35 yrs
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: At Home
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1913






Name: Sarah Johnson
Race and Sex: Black Female
Date of Birth: 1874
Age: about 40 yrs
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: August 3, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914
Father:  John Lewis

Note: Her name was left off the memorial marker.



Name: W.P. Johnson
Race and Sex: Black Male
Date of Birth: 1863 (1873)
Age: about 41
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.





Name: Elizabeth Jones
Race and Sex: Black Female
Date of Birth: Sept 3, 1884
Age: 30 yrs 11 mos 3 ds
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914

Note: Her name was left off the memorial marker.





Name: Hortense Jones
Race and Sex: Black Female
Date of Birth: Feb 6, 1909
Age: 5 yrs 6 mos
Marital Status: Single
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914
Father: James Jones
Mother: Elizaberth Dale

Note: Her name was left off the memorial marker.




Name: J. Kenney (Jesse  E. Kenney)
Race and Sex: White Male
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Photographer
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914







Name: Alice Lindsey
Race and Sex: White Female
Age: about 47 yrs
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914







Name: Horace Lindsey
Race and Sex: White Male
Age: about 16 yrs
Marital Status: single
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914
Father: Horace Lindsey
Mother: Alice Burt






Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Birth: Dec 15, 1881
Age: 33 yrs 5 mos 9 ds
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Merchant
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914
Father: T.O. Luscomb
Mother: Orchard

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.


Name: Geneva Lynch
Race and Sex: Black Female
Date of Birth: about 1894
Age: 20 yrs
Marital Status: Single 
Occupation: House Maid
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Rail Road accident Head on collision Burning gasoline explosion
Place of Burial: Madisonville Tenn.
Date of Burial: Aug 6, 1914
Father: E. Lynch

Note: Her name was left off the memorial marker.



Note: A wonderful Find-A-Grave contributor, Linda, was able to help me locate Geneva Lynch's grave.  She sent me the following note: 
I spoke to one of the caretakers of the Park City Cemetery. He was an elderly gentleman, and gave me the following information:


Geneva lived in a small white house that still stands across from the cemetery. He confirmed that SD Sally Lynch was a relative, but he was not sure if she was a sister or cousin. He also confirmed that Geneva is indeed bured in the Park City Cemetery in Madisonville, Tennesse with no marker or headstone that has survived.

Name: Lucy B. McClary
Race and Sex: White Female
Date of Birth: Dec 22, 1880
Age: 24 yrs 8 mos
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: At Home
Date of Death: August 5, 1914
Cause of Death: Rail Road accident Burned to death Burning gasoline Explosion
Place of Burial: Webb City Mo
Date of Burial: Aug 6, 1914
Father: H.H. Underwood
Mother: Maggie Beaugham (Hard to read)

Note: Her name was left off the memorial marker.


Name: Samuel A. Nichols
Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Birth: Feb 9, 1858
Age: 56 yrs 6 mos
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Conductor
Date of Death: August 5, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death by burning gasoline explosion
Place of Burial: Harrison Arkansas
Date of Burial: Aug 6, 1914

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.



Name: John R. Patterson
Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Birth: 1859
Age: about 55 yrs
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Banker
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914






Name: Robert Ratliff
Race and Sex: White Male
Date of Birth: about 1878
Age: 36 yrs 2 mos 2 ds
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Engineer
Date of Death: August 5, 1914
Cause of Death: Killed or burned to death in wreck on railway
Place of Burial: Eureka Springs Arkansas
Date of Burial: Aug 6, 1914
Father: Steve Ratliff
Mother: Sallie Williams

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.


Name: Sarah Smattlen
Race and Sex: White Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: At Home
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914

Note: Her name was left off the memorial marker.






Name: Sam Smith (Samuel H. Smith)
Race and Sex: White Male
Age: about 16 yrs
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: August 8, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914







Name: Sam Taylor
Race and Sex: Black Male
Date of Birth: 1883
Age: about 21
Marital Status: Single 
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914
Father: John Taylor

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.


Name: Ernest Wright
Race and Sex: Black Male
Marital Status: Single
Date of Death: August 6, 1914
Cause of Death: Railway wreck head on collision Possibly burned to death
Place of Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug 8, 1914

Note: His name was left off the memorial marker.




 




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