W. D. Hambright

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
February 23, 1899, page 5
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W. D. Hambright Killed.
[Adairsville Banner.]

Last Friday, the 10th, at 7 o’clock p. m. Mr. W. D. Hambright, brother of our fellow citizen Dr. J. W. Hambright, was killed by a locomotive in charge of Mr. Hetzell while crossing a bridge a mile south of Graysville.

Mr. Hambright lived at Tunnel Hill but was in Ringgold attending court as a juror.  His father-in-law, Mr. James Ivey was a bailiff in the court and lives a short distance above Ringgold.  They decided to go out to Mr. Ivey’s home to spend the night, and owing to swollen streams and almost impassable roads started up the W. & A. track.

The bridge on which he was killed was about three hundred feet long and from appearances he only lacked about four ties of being across when the engine, which was an extra without a train, overtook him.  Mr. Ivey made good his escape.

Part of Mr. Hambright’s body went down between the ties and from this it is supposed that he made a misstep and caught his foot between the ties.  His body was literally torn to pieces and was scattered for fifty yards along the track.  His heart was found lying on the ground near the track.

He was about 45 years of age and a respected citizen. He leaves a wife.  The interment occurred at Dogwood church.

Dr. Hambright went to the scene of the accident on the 10:45 train Friday night.


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