Jeff Burrough

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
February 14, 1901, page 1
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Jeff Burrough Dies From Injuries
Received In a Wreck at Rogers Station Thursday Night.
His Left Leg Was Crushed
And Right Leg Broken – Sid Rainey Suffered Broken Leg – Three Engines Smashed.

On Thursday night last Engineer Jeff Burrough, whose home is at Kingston, was so badly injured in a wreck, which occurred at Rogers Station, that he died on Friday night, after lingering about twenty four hours.

He was pulling an extra freight train south, which had orders to take the side track at Rogers station, and allow a double-header freight train going north to pass.  When Mr. Burrough reached Kingston he took on two more freight cars, and pulled out for Rogers. When he approached Rogers the north-bound train was pulling up to the station, and the two trains crushed together.  Mr. Burrough stated that his airbrakes failed to work, and his left leg was crushed to a jelly below the knee, and his right leg was broken.  He was carried to his home at Kingston, and his left leg amputated.  He lingered until about two o’clock Saturday morning, when death relieved his sufferings.

Sid Rainey, of Acworth, who was a brakeman on Mr. Burrough’s train, had a leg broken, and some others were slightly bruised.

Mr. Burrough was about thirty-eight years old, and was a son of Mr. Lee Burrough.  He was one of the most popular engineers on the W. & A. railroad, and is spoken of in the highest terms by his fellow employees on the road.  He leaves a wife and two children who reside at Kingston. [Another account of the death can be found on page 8; he was buried at Kingston Cemetery.  He was survived by father, mother and two brothers as well as the wife and children mentioned above.]


February 14, 1901
Page 5.

Mr. George Jackson, of the firm of Jackson Griffin & Co., was called to Kingston to embalm two bodies the past week, those of Mrs. Sandlines and Mr. Jeff Burrough.


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