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Fred Myer death
Posted by: Loyd (ID *****2793) Date: March 27, 2008 at 08:34:01
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Fred Myer died in a railroad accident at Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma, in 1904, apparently authorities were unable to locate his family. Perhaps there is family out there somewhere still wondering whar happened to him?

From the Republican News Journal, 29 January 1904
Found Dead on Santa Fe Track.
       A section hand named Myers, who had been paid off and foolishly spent his money for whisky, was killed by the Santa Fe passenger train Wednesday night last week. The man had been arrested and was locked up in the calaboose during the day. He paid his fine and was released and evidently trying to board the blind baggage when he was knocked down and instantly killed. His cry attracted the attention of the freight crew which was switching at the time. Undertaker Carlson cared for the remains of the unfortunate man.

From the Republican News Journal, 12 February 1904
       Undertaker Carlson, who has had charge of the body of the unfortunate Fred Meyer who was killed at the Santa Fe depot buried the same Monday. The funeral ceremony was held at Mr. Carlson‘s store and was conducted by Rev. A. R. Grant. No trace of his family could be found.


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