JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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AGE INA WOMAN KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY TRAIN


Sarah Frances FITZGERRELL, one of the oldest citizens 
was killed instantly when she stepped in front of a north-bound 
freight train # 1917, about 1 pm Sunday

Mrs. FITZGERRELL was going east over the crossing just south 
of Ina depot and evidently failed to see the train in time to 
avoid being struck.  Charlie SLAWICKY, S. O. DUNBAR, Neal WEBBER 
and Mrs. Joe KOHUT saw her step onto the track.  She was on her way 
to make a call at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lydia FITZGERRELL, 
two blocks east of the depot, when struck.

The train crew failed to see the accident and did not know about it 
until they reached Mt. Vernon.  She was carried by the train engine about 
76 feet.  One leg was cut off and the body terribly mangled, every bone 
being broken  they body was taken to SNIDER Funeral Parlor where it was 
prepared for burial

A brakeman on the train was Walter KIRK a nephew of  Mrs. FITZGERRELL.

She was the wife of Hiram FITZGERRELL, who died Jan 9, 1893.  She was born 
near Ewing and was 85 yrs, two months and 16 days of age.

She is survived by four sons, A. G. FITZGERRELL and Kirby FITZGERRELL of Ina, 
Roy L. FITZGERRELL of Sullivan and Evan FITZGERRELL of Jacksonville, one 
granddaughter Mrs. Helen JONES of Ina, one brother S. D. DUNBAR of Chicago 
and one sister, Mrs. Della O' KEEFE of St. Louis

She was a member of the Ina Baptist Church, where the funeral was held at 
2 pm Monday.  Services were in charge of Rev. J. R. MC DUFFY and burial 
followed in Kirk Cemetery


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