Crushed By The Cars.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
June 23, 1898 Page 8:
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Crushed By The Cars.

Run Over While Coupling Cars at Vinings.

Mr. M. S. Cotter, of this city, a brakeman on the local freight of the Western and Atlantic railroad, was run over and horribly mangled while coupling cars at Vinings Monday morning.

Mr. Cotter had been at home about two weeks and only resumed his run on the road the morning he was killed.

The train ran over both his legs and one arm. He was placed on the north bound passenger train and carried to Marietta where he lived about two hours when death relieved his sufferings.

His remains were brought to Cartersville on the evening train and remained over night at his home. They were carried to Rocky Face on Tuesday morning’s train and buried at the family burying ground there.

Mr. Cotter has been in the service of the W. & A. railroad a number of years, and was an experienced railroad man. He has been living in Cartersville about ten years and recently purchased the McKenna place, where his family resided. He was forty three years old and leaves a wife and six children, the eldest of whom, a daughter, is the wife of Mr. W. E. Smith, car inspector.


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