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March 2, 1946

David Howard Bishop, 62, Kings coal miner was killed by a west bound Southern troop train, just east of the Hall street crossing in Princeton about 6:30 o'clock Friday (1 Mar 1946) evening.  Trainmen reported that he was sitting on the north rail of the Southern track with his head in his hands and made no effort to move.  The engineer was unable to stop the train before hitting the man.


The entire troop train passed over the body.  Almost every bone in the victim's body was broken and both legs severed.


The body was taken to Eldorado, Ill., today where funeral services will be held later at the First Baptist church in Raleigh, Ill.


Mr. Bishop was a resident of the Raleigh Ill., vicinity but had been living with a daughter, Mrs. Carl Wear, 1003 South Prince street this city.  Other survivors are daughters, Mrs. William Goings and Mrs. Joseph Davenport both of this city and a son R. Kenneth Bishop in the U.S. Army.



Originally submitted by Betty Sellers