Mr. Minus Rogers

 
The Cartersville News
Thursday, May 16, 1907, page 8
 
Transcribed and submitted by:  7/2006
 

Killed By Engine.
Mr. Minus Rogers Meets Death Under Wheels.
One Belt Engine Strikes Aged Man and Carries His Mangled Body More Than a Hundred Feet.

Mr. Minus Rogers, a well known citizen of Bartow county, met a horrible death under the wheels of a locomotive, at Rogers Station, on the W. & A. railroad, yesterday morning. Mr. Rogers, who attended to the coal shute at Rogers, had finished some work and started home. Standing about the tracks, of which there are quite a number at the station, when the north bound passenger arrived just before eleven o'clock, he moved off the track on which the train was running. As he did so an engine of the Ore Belt railroad, which intersects with the W. & A. at this point, which was backing and which he did not see, ran against him and he fell under the wheels where he was horribly mangled and killed instantly. The engine first ran over his body just above the hips, nearly cutting him in two, and then dragged him for nearly a hundred feet grinding his body at every turn, which finally was thrown to the side of the track. A number of people saw the accident, but no power could have given him assistance.

Mr. Rogers was about seventy years of age. He was a brother of the late Col. Bob Rogers and has other prominent connections in the county.

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The Cartersville News
May 16, 1907, Page 8

Killed By Engine [Already Posted—death of Minus Rogers.]

 

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