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HILLS killed by Chesapeake & Ohio Train
Posted by: Jeanette Date: June 28, 1998 at 15:16:01
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PLEASE HELP! I have found the following obitiuary, undated, and I need to know the name of the person involved and his family's names if possible. In one account he is listed as C.W. HILLS, but in another he is listed as W.C. HILLS. His father is J.C. HILLS.

"The funeral of...Hills, who was killed in Virginia, was held, Thursday afternoon, at 1 O'clock, at the home of his father J.C. Hills, in Blackman {MI}. Deceased was 23 years old and had been at work for the Chesapeake and Ohio road but for 3 days when he was killed. He was in the act of stepping ino the cab of an engine, when he slipped and fell under the wheels, death resulting from internal injuries as he was rolled along the tracks beneath the locomotive. He is survived by father and mother, a sister and three brothers, one of the latter, M.E. Hills being an engineer on the Cinncinati Northern road. Interment was made at Rives {MI}."

The other obituary reads:

"The funeral of...Hills, the unfortunate Jackson young man who was killed in Hinton, W. Va., Saturday by falling and slipping under the wheels of a Chesapeake and Ohio Train, was held from the residence of his father, J.C. Hills, Blackman, Thursday afternoon at 1 O'clock. Mr. Hills at the time of his death had been employed only two days as a brakeman of the Chesapeake and Ohio."

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