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Subject: SUNDAY, William, obituary
Date: 10 Mar 2005 22:36:23 -0700
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The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, OR., April 27, 1922, page 1
BABY BOY KILLED BY LOCOMOTIVE
Funeral services were held at the Anderson Chapel at 4 o’clock Tuesday for 20-months old William Sunday, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Sunday, who was instantly killed Monday afternoon when his head was crushed by the driving shaft of a locomotive on the O.W.R. & N. track. Rev. Gabriel Sykes officiated. The family lives near the rail line at Sonny and the child had become so familiar with passing trains as not to be frightened at the approaching locomotive. Members of the crew say that the child, playing beside the track with another youngsters, ran directly under this side of the big locomotive, holding up its little hands and smiling. He darted under the death dealing eccentric so suddenly that train men were unable to avert the accident or cry a warning.
Coroner Sifton, who investigated the accident, decided that an inquest to was not necessary. In addition to the parents five older children survive.
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