J. T. Mills

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
September 17, 1908 , Page 1
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Man Mashed To Death.
A Mass Of Logs Roll From a Logging Car.
Conductor Mills, Employee of Bartow Lumber Company Meets Horrible Death.

Mr. J. T. Mills, a conductor on the log train of the Bartow Lumber Co., met a horrible death Tuesday morning.  He had just brought his train in and was preparing to unload his logs on what was known as the pit, preparatory to rolling them in the pond of water, in which the logs not used at once are kept for preservation.  A chain which bound the logs together was released by means of pulling a key.  Mr. Mills was standing at the side of the car and intended to get out of the way in time, but the logs burst loose too soon and as the massive pile went precipitately on to the pit one of the logs caught Mills on the leg and pinioned him, while another rolled against his head pushing him down, and another still rolled on to his body.  He was mashed to death instantly.

Mill’s body was soon taken from beneath the logs but was found not to be badly mangled as might have been supposed would be the case.

Mr. Mills was a faithful employee of the Lumber Co.  He was for a number of years flagman on the Sea-board Air-line and was well known in the community.  He leaves a family, consisting of a wife and five children.  They live at the lumber camp.  One of his sons is in the employ of the Bartow Lumber Co.


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