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GRASS, G. S.


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    Hastings Tribune, 6 Apr 1894, Page 1, Contributed by Lisa Baker

CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Mr. G. S. Grass Meets with a Fatal Accident at Kaylor.

Mr. G. S. Grass, ticket agent and operator at Kaylor Station, on the Ebensburg branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, met with an accident on Saturday which was attended with fatal results.

It occurred about 8 o’clock. Mr. Grass had left his office and crossed the track between the two sections of the train, which had been cut in two, to deliver a message to the conductor. The object of his visit completed, he was returning to his office the same way he had come. As he was passing between the cars, the front section of the train was backed up and he was caught between the car couplers. He was immediately removed, when it was found that his abdomen had been severely crushed. Drs. Troxell and Devereaux were summoned and pronounced the injuries fatal, although they did all in their power to save his life. The unfortunate man lived until 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, when death ended his sufferings.

The remains were taken to Altoona on Mail express Saturday evening and prepared for burial by undertaker J. P. Lafferty, after which they were shipped to the home of the bereaved’s mother in East Freedom on the branch train.

Mr. Grass was 21 years of age. He was united in marriage last Christmas to Helen Fulton, daughter of Rev. Fulton, a United Brethren devine{??} at Rochester Mills, Indiana County. Besides his wife he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Grass, and a half sister and a half brother, all of East Freedom.

When the deceased was married on Christmas he was given a two weeks’ leave of absence. The day after the wedding ceremony he received a telegram to immediately return to work, as his substitute had been killed.

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