Nick Atkinson

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
November 21, 1895, Page 1
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Killed By the Cars.

Nick Atkinson, a young man from the Stilesboro neighborhood meets a violent death. While coupling cars for the W. & A. railroad at Simpson street crossing in Atlanta last Saturday night.

The mention of another one of the those horrible deaths from being crushed and mangled by the cars must be added to the chroniclings of railroading in Georgia and this time it is another one of our Bartow county boys is the victim.

Mr. C. Nick Atkinson, a young man of the Stilesboro community, met with an awful death at the Simpson street crossing, on the W. & A. Railroad, in Atlanta, last Saturday night. He was in the employ of the road and while in the act of coupling cars his long overalls he wore caught on the splinters on the rails, thus holding him fast until his leg was drawn down under the wheels. The limb was horribly crushed and mangled as high up as the hip and almost torn off. He was removed to the Grady Hospital, where death, in a short while, ended his agonies.

Young Atkinson, before going to Atlanta and accepting a position on the railroad had lived with his uncle, of the same name on Mr. John W, L, Brown’s place. His uncle, in hearing of his death through a telegram, went at once to Atlanta to look after the young man’s remains. They were shipped to Gloster, Ga., for burial.


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