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Railroad Accident Victims in the United States - Casey Jones, Ed Ricketts, Gervase Elwes, Frank Hanly, William Harrow, Wild Bill Donovan (Paperback) Loot Price: R270 Discovery Miles 2 700
Railroad Accident Victims in the United States - Casey Jones, Ed Ricketts, Gervase Elwes, Frank Hanly, William Harrow, Wild...
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Railroad Accident Victims in the United States - Casey Jones, Ed Ricketts, Gervase Elwes, Frank Hanly, William Harrow, Wild Bill Donovan (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Casey Jones, Ed Ricketts, Gervase Elwes, Frank Hanly, William Harrow, Wild Bill Donovan, Eldon Hoke, Austin E. Lathrop, Philip Bliss, J. H. Hobart Ward, Francis Thomas, Samuel Spencer, Orville Nave, Emma Booth, Sam S. Shubert, Jay Hughes, Snuffy Stirnweiss, Bob Bescher, Bob Unglaub, Phineas Davis, Albert Johnson, LaFayette McMullen, Glenn Dunnaway, Dave Eggler, Jorge Liderman, Rube Kisinger, Edward Ball, Robert Hanna, Harriet Winslow Sewall, Joseph Barker, William Shepperd Ashe, Charles Paxton Zaner, Henry W. Lord, Pete Dowling, Hardie Henderson, Edward Mann Butler, Knowles Shaw, Ed Glenn, Webster Wagner, Guy Tutwiler. Excerpt: John Luther ("Casey") Jones (March 14, 1863 - April 30, 1900) was an American railroad engineer from Jackson, Tennessee, who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad (IC). As a boy, he lived near Cayce, Kentucky, where he acquired the nickname of "Cayce" which he chose to spell as "Casey." On April 30, 1900, he alone was killed when his passenger train, the "Cannonball Express," collided with a stalled freight train at Vaughan, Mississippi, on a foggy and rainy night. His dramatic death, trying to stop his train and save lives, made him a hero; he was immortalized in a popular ballad sung by his friend Wallace Saunders, an African American engine wiper for the IC. Dark-haired Mary Joanna ("Janie") Brady, daughter of the boarding house owner, noticed Jones' remarkable appetite and the way he blushed whenever she flashed him a smile. Jones soon fell in love with her and decided to propose marriage. Since she was Catholic, he decided to be baptized on November 11, 1886 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Whistler, Alabama, to please her. They were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Jackson on November 25, 1886, and bought a house at 211 West Chester Street in Jackson, where they raised thr...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2011
First published: August 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-25927-7
Barcode: 9781155259277
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-155-25927-0

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