Isaac Clark

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
December 20, 1900, page 1
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Mangled Under Car.
Brakeman Clark Dies From Injuries Received in Accident.

Mr. Isaac Clark, a brakeman on the W. & A. railroad, died at the Bartow house last Saturday morning, from injuries he received Friday night in an accident.

Extra south engine number 27 with a train had orders to pick up three cars at the East and West transfer yard.  The engine came in on the switch with two cars nearest attached.  Clark was sent to the rear of the last car to be attached to turn the cock on the brake to confine the air in the hose.  He had barely reached the end of the car ready to fix the air when the engine and cars came against those standing and the end of the rear car striking him, he was knocked down, his legs shooting across the track.  One pair of wheels rolled over both his legs and right hand.  The accident occurred at about eleven o’clock and he was taken to the Bartow house, where he died at about four o’clock.  Dr. Griffin went to see him but found amputation unadvisable.

Clark had been on the road about nine years and was a trusted and dutiful employee.  He was about 31 years of age and lived in Tunnel Hill, where a wife and two children survive him.  He left insurance amounting to $2,200 -- $1,200 in the Railroad Trainsmen’s order and a policy in an accident company of $1,000.

His body was taken to Tunnel Hill Saturday for burial.  Brethren of the Railway Trainmen order from Atlanta went up and attended his burial.


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