Spence Morgan

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
September 25, 1879, Page 3
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A Frightful Accident.

We are indebted to that clever conductor, Mr. Sanford Vandiver, of the Cherokee railroad, for an account of the horrible crushing of SPENCE MORGAN, a colored man employed by that road, which happened yesterday about 3 o’clock near Rockmart.  He was sitting on the tender of the construction train while in motion, and fell between it and a car, crushing his breast terribly, from the effects of which he died about two hours after at his home in Rockmart.  He was perfectly conscious up to the time of his expiration.  He was considered a worthy colored man, having been in the employ of the road about six years.  He leaves a very large family, who were dependent upon him for support.


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