William Franklin Hughey
BOY KILLED BY TRAIN
Frank Hughey Ground to Pieces
By L,& N. Train Sunday Night
Near Belle Rive
Frank Hughey, the 18 year old son of John Hughey, was killed by
a train on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad sometime between
10 o'clock Sunday night and at an early hour Monday Morning, but
it is generally thought that he was struck by the passenger train
that passes Belle Rive about midnight.
The body was found by a rural mail carrier Monday morning, and it
was in a terribly cut up condition. The head and shoulders were found
on the oustide of the track, and the lower part of the body on the outside
quite a distance apart. For more than 100 feet parts of the body were scattered
along the track.
The last known of the young man's movements were about 10'o clock Sunday night,
when he left Miss Grace Williamson, at Dahlgren, and started, so he told her
to a hotel. He had been riding with Miss Williamson during the evening.
"He intended going to Mt. Vernon Monday," said Miss Williamson at the inquest.
The belief is that he was coming up here to attend the fair.
Coroner Whitlock was called to Belle Rive to conduct the inquest, and the
verdict of the jury was that he came to his death by being run over by a railroad
train. The accident occurred about a mile east of Belle Rive.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: September 14, 1908
Submitted by: Angela Wright