W. H. Parr

Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia

December 3, 1896, Page 5

Transcribed by 2006

Hit By An Engine.

W. H. Parr, Late of Adairsville, Fatally Hit—Was Old and Deaf.

Rome Hustler.

As the C. R. & C. switch engine came in from the Rome Brick Co.’s yards this morning it struck an aged white man, W. H. Parr, inflicting injures that will prove fatal.

It seems that Parr, who recently moved to Rome from Adairsville, and who lives in the Rome cotton factory settlement, was walking in the Rome Road tracks near his home.  He was seen by the trainmen who shouted to him to get off the track.  The engineer repeatedly blew his whistle, but to no effect.

The engineer did all he could to avert the accident but could not stop his engine in time.  Parr, who was old and deaf, evidently did not hear the warnings of the approaching train.  When picked up and carried home Dr. Tom Garlington, surgeon for the road, responded to the call and did what he could to alleviate the aged man’s suffering.

Besides smaller wounds Mr. Parr had his collar bone fractured, the lower end of left shoulder blade and four or five ribs just under same crushed in. It is thought that he cannot recover.


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