David Wilson

 
The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
September 5, 1907, Page 1
 
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Killed By Cars.
David Wilson, Employee of W. & A. Run Over Last Monday.

David Wilson, a young man about 22 years of age, who has been for some time in the employ of the W. & A. railroad, his duties being to look after the lamps and signals from Petit’s creek to the Puckett crossing, met a horrible death by being run over by the cars last Monday morning.

Young Wilson had just climbed down from a signal pole at the transfer yard, or right at the junction of the L. & N. and the W. & A. and seeing an L. & N. switching train approaching, stepped out of the way of it.  The Rome Express came along and he stepped out in front of it and failed to notice it in time to save himself.  He was knocked down and thrown under the wheels and his head fairly cut off.

Young Wilson had just gone back to work after a short vacation.

The remains of the unfortunate young man were taken to Taylorsville for interment, as that is where his parents lived before moving to Cartersville.

 

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