W. P. McDowell

Died February, 1896
American Courant, Cartersville, GA February 20, 1896
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Killed By The Cars.

W. P. McDowell, a prominent citizen of Acworth, crushed under the wheels.

A dispatch from Acworth of Tuesday says: This morning between 5 and 6 o’clock Mr. W. P. McDowell, one of Acworth’s most prominent and worthy citizens, left his home to take the train due here at 5:40 o’clock for Atlanta.

A few minutes after the train had left he was found lying across the track breathing his last and in a few moments he was dead. The train had passed over his dead body.

It seems he was late and when he reached the train it was in motion and in attempting to board it he fell or was thrown under the coach and the trucks ran over him and crushed his life out.

He was a very popular man and was proprietor of the hotel here for the last two years. He leaves a wife and nine children and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his untimely death.

Mr. McDowell came to Acworth from Milner about three years ago and by his genial and honest dealings has made many friends here and his tragic death has thrown a gloom over the entire community. He was a member of the Acworth council of the Royal Arcadum, in which he carried a policy for $3,000 life insurance.


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