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Verde Heritage
By Glenda Farley, Cottonwood, AZ
Local historian Glenda Farley guides us on a journey back in time to discover fascinating moments that make up our Verde heritage and history.
Thursday, January 3, 2013

1912: TRAIN BRAKEMAN KILLED; January 2.

Verde Heritage

"FALL FROM TRAIN CAUSES DEATH OF BRAKEMAN"

"Charles Shackelford was accidentally killed January 2nd, while at work on the U. V. & P. railway on which he was a brakeman. He fell from the top of the train at a place near Russell siding and hit among some rocks, and from the crushed condition of one of his legs it was clear that a car had passed over it, but it is unexplainable how he got under the cars. He received other injuries and when the train was backed up and his companions were approaching him, he was observed in a sitting posture, but when they reached his side. he collapsed and passed away. Death was hastened by the loss of blood from a severed artery in his leg. It being about 55 minutes before the train crew reached him after the accident, he was not missed for some time after."

"The remains were brought to Jerome and an inquest was held, the jury returning a verdict according to the above facts."

"The funeral occurred yesterday, under auspices of Verde Lodge No. 14, F. & A. M., the remains being laid to rest in the Jerome Junction cemetery."

"Cut off in the prime of manhood, and leaving a wife and five small children to mourn the loss of a loving and kind husband and father, the death of Charles Shackelford is a particularly sad one."

(Jerome News; Saturday, January 6, 1912.)

"CHARLES SHACKELFORD, BRAKEMAN IS KILLED"

"Charles Shackelford ... fell from the top of the train. ... When his companions went to him he was sitting up among the rocks and when asked if he was badly hurt, he said that he did not think he was."

"A peculiar thing about this sad accident is that Shackelford fell off the train at the same place about two weeks before, but was not badly hurt."

(Weekly Journal-Miner; Prescott; January 10, 1912; page 7.)

"NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION"

"In the Superior Court of the County of Yavapai, State of Arizona, in the Matter of the Estate of Charles H. Shackelford, Deceased --- Notice of Hearing Petition."

"Notice is hereby given that Elzora Shackelford has filed in this Court a petition praying for Letters of Administration of the estate of Charles. H. Shackelford, deceased." ...

(Weekly Journal-Miner; Prescott; April 10, 1912; page 7.)

"MRS. SHACKELFORD GETS $4500 DAMAGE"

"Mrs. Elzora Shackelford, administratrix of the estate of her husband, C. H. Shackelford, killed on the United Verde and Pacific railway on January 2, 1912, filed her petition in the superior court yesterday, asking for authority to settle the damage claims asked, which will be heard today. The above comapny has tendered to Mrs. Shackelford the sum of $4500 in damages, which it is said is acceptable to her."

(Weekly Journal-Miner; Prescott; May 29, 1912; page 2.)




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