Saturday, July 23, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Coatesville Resident Killed in Missouri Train Wreck (1922)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, August 10, 1922 – page 1, column 6:

Darius Masten, of Coatesville, timber inspector for the Pennsylvania company, was killed in the wreck at Sulphur Springs, Mo., on the Missouri Pacific road, Saturday night.

Mr. Masten was on his way home and was on the local train which was run into by the fast Texas express. The local train was composed of wooden cars. The express was an all-steel train. Mr. Masten was one of the thirty-eight killed.

Word reached Coatesville about 4 o’clock, Sunday morning, that Mr. Masten was one of the victims. His body arrived at Coatesville, Monday evening. The funeral was from his home, Tuesday afternoon, in charge of the Rev. John Cordrey. The Masons officiated at the grave. Interment was in the I.O.O. F. cemetery, Mr. Masten also being a member of that order.

He is survived by Mrs. Masten and two sisters and four brothers, one of the latter being John Masten, trustee of Clay township.

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