She Identified the Remains.

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
November 25, 1897 Page 4:
 
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She Identified the Remains.

Mrs. Wallace Finds That Her Husband Was Killed by a Train.

Columbia, S. C., November 21.—Thursday night when a great crowd was in town attending a circus a man was killed by a passenger train on the South Carolina and Georgia road, near the union station. The body was mangled. For two days it lay unidentified, and then it was buried in the potters’ field.

In the meantime a horse and buggy left at the livery stable by J. W. Wallace, of Wallaceville, Fairfield county, whose father, Dr. John Wallace, practiced medicine in Columbia for many years, remained uncalled for, while his wife and five children waited for him at home.

The lady, a former Columbia girl, came to Columbia today, and hearing that an unknown man had been buried, she decided to see the remains. It was a gruesome investigation of mangled flesh and bone, but it satisfied Mrs. Wallace that she was a widow and need search no further for her husband.

The remains were reinterred, and in a few days will be removed to the family burying grounds at Wallaceville.

Mrs. Wallace is a daughter of Major and Mrs. Wm. Milner, and a sister of Messrs T. C. and W. H. Milner and Mrs. Galloway and Messrs. Cris and R. A. Milner.

The family here received a dispatch Sunday morning announcing the death of Mr. Wallace and Mr. W. H. Milner left Sunday evening for Columbia to render his sister such assistance as may be needed in her distress.

 

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