ACCIDENT IS FATAL AT FEDERAL
Eugene Walter McKay of French Village was killed in a St. Joe Minerals Co. accident at Federal No. 10 Mine in Flat River between two and three o'clock this morning. He was working on the night shift of June 23  which ended at 3 a.m. June 24.
He was a locomotive engineer and was hauling a train of cars loaded with ore to No. 17 shaft when the locomotive split a switch and the locomotive was accidentally wrecked. McKay was thrown from the locomotive and was killed instantly.
He was employed by St. Joseph Lead Co., April 12, 1939. He and his wife Pauline have three children, Mary Christine, 17, Kathleen Ann, 15, and Charles Eugene, 8, all of the home.
Eugene Walter McKay
Eugene Walter McKay of French Village was born August 30, 1915, in St. Louis, a son of Pauline Smaha McKay and the late Charles McKay and died June 24 at age of 54 years.
Surviving are: his wife Helen Sardyga McKay of French Village; three children, Charles Eugene, Mary Christine and Kathleen Ann, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Pauline McKay of French Village; one brother, Henry McKay of St. Charles, Ill.
Rosary will be recited at 6:30 Friday evening at the chapel.
Funeral services will be Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church in French Village with Father Edward Hilgeman officiating. Interment will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, French Village.
The body will be in state after 10 a.m. at the Dale Sparks Chapel in Bonne Terre.