James Kemp

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
August 1, 1907, Page 1
Transcribed by:  

Killed Near Acworth.
Mr. James Kemp Killed by Passenger Train.

Mr. James Kemp while driving a mule over the crossing from Dallas street to Cherokee street was struck by No. 93, a south bound passenger train, Wednesday morning and instantly killed.

Mr. Kemp was watching a freight train, which was passing on the side track, and there being no watchman to direct him, drove on the main line and the front wheels of the wagon was struck by the engine.  Mr. Kemp and the mule were hurled about sixty feet, the mule on Cherokee side and the body and wagon on Dallas side of the track.  The body was lifeless when reached, having sustained severe injuries about the head and shoulders.

The body was taken charge of by the depot authorities and turned over to J. F. Collins, undertakers, and the family of the deceased notified at once.

The deceased was about seventy years of age and is survived by a wife and a son, Mr. Sterling Kemp, of near Red Rock.

Mr. Kemp was a highly respected citizen of the Roxana district and was well known in Acworth. – Acworth Post.


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