From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
DECEMBER 14, 1894
Charles Mattingly, the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mattingly, of this city, died in Chicago last Friday morning, December 7, of injuries received in the yards of the Wabash railroad company. He had for the past five months held a position as switchman, and was attending to his duties when, at about five o'clock on Friday morning, in a heavy fog which hung over the city just before dawn, he was struck by a C. & E.I. engine. The engine passed over him, fracturing his skull and inflicting internal injuries, from which he died in a few hours. Word of the accident was received by his father's family here and his father and mother departed on the first train for Chicago, but death had relieved him of his suffering before they arrived. The body was brought here on the evening train Sunday.
Charles Mattingly was born in Nebraska, March 14, 1870. At the age of six he moved, with his parents, to Paris, Illinois, where they resided about two years, going from there to Tuscola. Here they lived until they removed to this city in February, 1892. The greater part of the time since coming here, Charles had been engaged in this vicinity. and with his jolly, straightforward manner he made friends with all whom he met. His industrious ambitious and highly admirable habits gave promise of a bright future; but his career came suddenly to an end.
The family is deserving of the deepest sympathy of their many friends in their great affliction. The parents, three brothers and four sisters surviving him.
The funeral was held on Monday from SS. Peter and Paul's church, Rev. Father Quinn conducting the services, and the remains laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.
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