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Obituary Notices: George Ransom Holsclaw
Posted by: MICHAEL PENNELL (ID *****0866) Date: July 28, 2009 at 21:40:09
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"The Lenoir News" Newspaper
Lenoir, N. C.
Friday, May 18, 1917
Volume XVIII No. 97
Front Page

Ranson Holsclaw Killed
In Railroad Accident

Ransom Holsclaw, the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Holsclaw, died night before last in a Charleston, S. C., hospital from wounds received in a railroad accident on the Atlantic Coast Line last Monday. The wreck happened between Charleston and Savannah. Holsclaw was working as fireman on the train.

The family here have received no particulars of the accident. Tuesday morning Mrs. Holsclaw received a message from Charleston telling that her son had been injured and was in the hospital. Mrs. Holsclaw immediately telephoned Mr. Holsclaw, who was in Statesville, and left as quickly as possible for Charleston. Night before last Mrs. Holsclaw received a long distance message notifying her of her son's death.

The body was shipped here for burial, which will take place at the Coleman grave yard this morning at 10:00.

"The Lenoir News" Newspaper
Lenoir, N. C.
Tuesday, May 22, 1917
Volume XVIII No. 98
Page Two

A Card of Thanks

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Holsclaw and family desire to express their heart felt thanks to the people of Lenoir and vicinity for their helpful sympathy and kindness extended them in the death and burial of their son, George Ransom; also to the friends and associates of their son of Charleston, S. C., who so generously and efficiently aided him. May they have God's greatest blessings bestowed on them.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Holsclaw and family.

"The Lenoir News" Newspaper
Lenoir, N. C.
Friday, May 25, 1917
Volume XVIII No. 99
Page Two

Funeral of George Ransom Holsclaw

George Ransom Holsclaw, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Holsclaw of Lenoir, who had been in the employ of the Atlantic Coast Line on the Charleston division since January 1916, was run over by a switch engine as he stepped out of the way of his own train in the yards at Charleston Monday night, the 14th. He was taken to a hospital. Both of his feet were cut off, one above and the other below the knee, and he was badly bruised about the head. He lived until Thursday morning at 1:45. His father reached him Tuesday night and remained with him until he died. His body was accompained home by his father; also Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Way, W. C. Bruner and daughter Miss Claire, and J. W. Jones, all of Charleston and they were joined at Charlotte by Mrs. P. A. Jackson.

The funeral services were held from the home here Friday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. C. T. Squires, assisted by Rev. R. L. Isbell, and the interment was in the Coleman graveyard.

George Ransom Holsclaw
born: 1891
died: May 17, 1917
buried: Coleman Family Cemetery, Caldwell County, NC

*Notes*: George Ransom Holsclaw was a son of Robert Houston Holsclaw and Mary Ella Boughman (Bowman) Holsclaw and a paternal grandson of Reverend Stephen Lee Holsclaw and Nancy B. Lewis Holsclaw. George Ransom Holsclaw was a great-grandson of the Reverend Houston Holsclaw and Elizabeth Medlock Holsclaw.

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