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Trainman is Run Over and Killed—Fog is Largely Responsible for Fatal Accident to a Well Known Brakeman

The friends of Joseph Trimbley, a well known N.P. brakeman, and formerly employed in the shops here, were shocked by a message Wednesday morning saying he had been fatally injured that morning in Prosser. Train No 1545, on which he was working was at Prosser, just about to leave. Mr. Trimbly started for the station for the train orders and as he jumped off the engine of No. 1545 he stepped onto the adjoining track in front of train No. 1590, which was backing down. In the fog he didn't see it till too late. The cars passed over him taking off both his legs and one arm, dragging him a distance of 40 feet. he lived but a short time after the acccident, dying at 10:30. Mrs. Trimbly was summoned and left for Prosser at noon but arrived too late to see her husband alive. It was a sad accident and a terrific shock to the family. Mr. Trimbley leaves a wife and three small children. Joseph Trimbley was about 30 years of age and had lived in Pasco several years. He was a member of several railroad and other fraternal orders. His remains will be taken to Walla Walla fur burial.

The Pasco Express, Friday, 16 October 1914, Front Page


Trenton Theodore Tucker was born March 29, 1883 in Brooks, Iowa, and died July 29 in Veterans Hospital, Portland, Ore. He served in foreign service during the first World War. In 1919 he was united in marriage to Florence Barton. To their union was born four children: Thelbert, who was killed in World War II; Delmer, now in the U.S. Navy; Beryl, living in Ashland, Ore., and Zane at home in Ashland. Besides the widow and the children, he leaves two brothers, S.A. Tucker of Hayden Lake, Idaho and V.I. Tucker of LaCenter, Wash. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. Funeral services were held at the Mueller Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, July 30, at 4 p.m. with the Rev. John B. Coan in charge. Graveside services were held by the American Legion. Burial was made in the Riverview Heights cemetery in Kennewick.

The Kennewick Courier=Reporter, Thursday, 1 August 1946, Page Four


Ralph G. Tessier, 62, of 810 Humorist Road, Pasco died today in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. He was a truck driver for Central Pre-Mix and previously was an independent trucker. He was born in International Falls, Minn., and lived in the Tri-Cities three years. He was a member of Teamsters Local 839; Elks Lodge; Veteran of World War II; and St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Survivors include wife, Ruth; son, Thomas Tessier, Spokane; daughter, Esther Sullivan, International Falls, Minn.; mother, Mary Tessier, International Falls, brother, Harold Tessier, International Falls; sister, Eleanor Bisset, Woodland Park, Calif,; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be announced by Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel.

Tri-City Herald, 29 February 1980


Paul Scott Tebay, 69, Pasco, died Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Health Center. He was born in Parkersburg, W. Va., and had lived in Pasco since 1962. He was a retired carpenter and was also retired from Burlington Northern Railroad. Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Tri-City Herald, Thursday, 29 August 1991, Page C9


Paul Scott Tebay, 69, of Pasco died Wednesday, August 28, 1991, at Our Lady of Lourdes Health Center in Pasco. He was born November 23, 1921, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He had lived in the community since 1952. He was a carpenter. Paul was retired from Burlington Northern Railroad. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army, WWII, in the European Theater. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Tebay of Pasco; sons Philip Tebay, Craig Tebay, Larry Tebay and Sam Tebay all of Pasco; daughter, Jennifer Tobin of Gig Harbor, WA; 12 grandchildren; brother, Jack Tebay of Laurel, Maryland; and sister, Eleanore Perry of Middletown, Delaware. Graveside services will be held Friday, Augut 30, 1991, 1 p.m. at City View Cemetery, Pasco, WA. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Health Center, 520 N 4th, Pasco, WA 99301.

Tri-City Herald, Thursday, 29 August 1991, Page C9


Henry Thacker, 60, died Friday at his home in Pasco. He was born in Hazzard, Ky., and lived in Pasco four years. He was an 18-wheel truck driver. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Tri-City Herald, Saturday, 14 October 1995, Page B7


Services for James Sheridan Tole, 62, of 814 S Olympia St., Kennewick, who died Friday, were conducted today in Riverview Heights Cemetery under the direction of Mueller’s Chapel of the Falls. Survivors include brother, George Tole, Pittsfield, Mass. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.,O. Box 7046, Kennewick

Tri-City Herald, Monday, 22 December 1980, Page 19


Henry Edwin Thurston, 83, formerly of Richland, died July 23, 1992, at his home in Waynesboro, Va. He was born Oct. 31, 1908, in Springfield, Mo., a son of the late Hugh and Annie Jackson Thurston.

He attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., and in 1932 received a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Washington State College, Pullman. He did graduate work at the U of Virginia and Fort Belvoir Engineer School.

He joined the U.S. Army corps of engineers in 1932 and was commissioned a captain in 1942. He served in the Sacramento District and in the Manhattan District at Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he was when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan. He was discharged with the rank of lieutenant colonel. During WWII he worked with the Canol Project and the Alcan Highway construction as well as the Manhattan Project. Immediately after World War II, he was assistant regional expediter for the National Housing Agency in San Francisco in a government program to expedite construction of housing for veterans.

Henry then came to Richland where he was the director of personnel and labor relations with the Atomic Energy Commission from 1947 through 1956. During this time he was very active in the Central United Protestant Church and Richland Rotary.

On Dec. 29, 1966, Henry retired after more than 37 years of service with the Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

He then went on to teach physics and algebra at Fishburne Military School for three years. He then became chairman of the Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority and was very active in the Christian Housing Assistance Corporation which he and his wife, Anna, helped found.

He was a member of the Waynesboro Rotary club and served as head off the scholarship committee for many years. He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church.

Henry was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeannette Frederickson Thurston. They were married from 1933 until the time of her death in 1964.

Henry is survived by his wife, Anna Adams Bell Thurston; a son, Edwin Andrew Thurston of Escondido, Calif.; a daughter, Sally J. Thurston of Hyattsville, Md.; a stepson, John R Bell II of Monkton, Md.; a stepdaughter, Patricia Bell Roosa of charlotte N.C.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two nephews.

A memorial service was conducted in Waynesboro on Sunday. Memorial donations may be made to the Education Fund of the First Presbyterian church, P.O. Box 877, Waynesboro, Va. 22980 or to the Christian Housing Assistance Corporation, P.O. Box 722, Waynesboro, Va. 22980.

Tri-City Herald, Friday, 31 July 1992, Page A11


Hermiston – Virginia Lee Tennison, 45, a Hermiston resident since 1976, died at her home on Monday. She was born in Oregon. She had worked at U and I Processing in Boardman for several years. Survivors include her husband Cleave, Hermiston; son Bill Delashmutt, LaGrande; daughters Teena McBride, Hermiston; Hilda Lee Colvin, Union; Laura K McMurphy, Hermiston; Lisa Tennison, Hermiston, and six grandchildren. Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday in Burns Mortuary Chapel. Graveside services are scheduled at 2 p.m. in the LaGrande Cemetery, LaGrande Burns Mortuary is in charge.

Tri-City Herald, Thursday, 17 November 1983, Page C5


Othello—Frances K Taylor, 56, died Wednesday in Othello. She was born in Yakima and graduated from Renton High School. She married James Taylor in 1951 in Renton. They moved to Othello in 1955. She was a member of the Methodist Church and active in many church offices, a board member of the Old Hotel in Othello and had operated a bakery in the hotel for 1 1/2 years. Survivors include her husband, Jim; sons Douglas, Spokane, Steven, potlatch, Idaho, Robert, Fort Worth, Texas; daughters Kathleen Kelly, Olympia, Sandra Brenteson, Jackson, Wyo; sisters Nadine Qualiotto, Renton, Delores Sharp, Lake Oswego, Ore; mother Margaretta Sharp, Renton and six grandchildren. Memorial services will be announced by Muscott Funeral Home.

Tri-City Herald, Thursday, 17 November 1983, Page C5

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