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ECKENRODE, W. I.
|Johnstown Tribune, 9 Oct 1909, Contributed by Lisa Baker|
|FELL BENEATH A TRAIN|
Altoona Railroader Succumbs to Injuries Received at Nant-y-Glo
Special to the Tribune
Nant-y-Glo, Oct 9. - Tripping over the frog of a switch on a railroad leading into Nant-y-Glo No. 1 Mine, W. I. Eckenrode fell beneath a train he had signaled to advance. He was hurried to the Altoona Hospital and word reached here later that he had died while being taken from the train to the hospital.
The accident occurred about 4:30 o'clock this morning. Eckenrode had placed some empty coal cars on the Pennsylvania Coal and Coke Company’s siding and then attempted to cross the tracks to signal the engineer to drop some cars into Nant-y-Glo No. 1. In crossing the tracks he stumbled. Both legs were crushed.
W. I. Eckenrode was a former resident of Carrolltown. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Eckenrode, of Ebensburg, and the following sisters: Mrs. Chester and Mrs. Donohue, of Carrolltown; Mrs. John Murphy, of Barnesboro; Mrs. W. Standford, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Bert Buck, of Hastings, and Miss Vera Eckenrode, of Ebensburg.