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East Clarendon Train Wreck

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Catalog Information

Title
East Clarendon Train Wreck
Accession Number
2017.024.0018
Type
Event
Gift of
Robert Underhill
Collection Title
Misc
Collection Description
Misc
Format Description
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Search Engine Type
Event
The cover photo is from the 1976 Clarendon history book which identifies the wreck as ca. 1907.  The newspaper transcript here gives us a date of June 20th, 1906.  The deceased engineer Harry S. Davis was really Silas Henry Davis, 49 years old.  His death certificate said he was a Clarendon resident at the time of his death.  He left a wife and 8 children.  Note that the 1910 census incorrectly lists him as still being alive.  Census errors of that magnitude were not uncommon in that era.  Often census takers did not even talk to the family being recorded.