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Otto Edney and Ernest Hill
Posted by: Edwin Peeler (ID *****1333) Date: April 28, 2007 at 14:34:52
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21 May 1912

Otto Edney and Ernest Hill, aged seenteen and fifteen years respectiely, were killed in a freight wreck near Naples Tuesday about 1 o'clock.
Medican attention was gien them immediately after the wrect but the wounds were of such a serious nature that both of the boys died while en route to Hendersonville in a auto truck belonging to the White Pines creamery.
Coroner W R Kirk held an inquest oer the bodies late in the afternoon in the undertaking establishment of M M Shepherd. Verdricts were rendered to the effect that the boys were killed in a wreck while stealing a ride and that the Southern was in no way responsible for their deaths. It was testiied that a car jumped the track, causing a wreck and that when the train was stopped the Edney boy was in the wrekage while the Hill boy had been thrrown a few feet from the track. All the cars were sealed, it was testified that the boys were riding between them.
Otto was the son of James Edney and Ernest Hill was the son of Mrs Porter Howard both being Hendersonville boysOtto Edney and Ernest Hill, aged seenteen and fifteen years respectiely, were killed in a freight wreck near Naples Tuesday about 1 o'clock.



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