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PEO, Ernest C. 1868-1898

PEO, CARTER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:11

Mangled By The Cars

A Member of Captain Lyman's Signal Corps Meets His Death

Camp Hamilton, Lexington, Ky., Sept. 24.--This evening Private Ernest C. Peo of Boone, was instantly killed. He was a member of Capt. Lyman's signal corps and enlisted in Des Moines some time in June. He was down at the depot of the Lexington & Eastern railway and just as the passenger train was coming in he stepped aside to let a lady bicyclist pass. The platform was narrow and it was evident that he did not notice the train coming. He was caught by the coach steps and drawn under the wheels. His body was horribly mangled and dragged fully a hundred yards. He was crushed beyond recognition. The remains were taken to the division hospital. The deceased was a good soldier, as well as an expert in the line of work required of a signal man.

The body arrived in Morrison Tuesday and funeral services were held in the church which was decorated with flags and beautiful flowers. Revs. Pooler and Dye of that place, officiated, after which the remains were interred in the cemetery at Morrison. Deceased leaves a wife, one child, aged father and mother, three sisters and one brother to mourn his early death.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 September 1898, pg 6

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Mrs. Ernest C. Peo and her mother, Mrs. Carter, and Mrs. Will Parkins of West Bend; Dr. Eva Peo of Boone, Mrs. Britt and Prof. Carlos Peo arrived in Morrison the first of the week to attend the funeral of E. C. Peo, who was killed at Lexington, Ky. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends in this community.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 September 1898, pg 9


 

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