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Death of Greene County Farmer John Duffy and His Daughter Nellie, 1902

John Duffy and Daughter of Bayard Killed Instantly by a Train

Was a Wealthy Farmer

Were in a Top Buggy and Muffled Against the Cold Failed to Hear the
Engine - Both Were Instantly Killed and Buggy Demolished

Special to Times-Republican.
Bayard, Dec. 27. - Mr. John Duffy and Nellie, his daughter, were both killed
last evening by the way freight which passes thru Bayard at 4 p.m. It seems they were
in a covered buggy and pretty well muffled up and probably did not hear the train,
which was nearing the Ocheltree crossing just east of town. The buggy was demolished and
both of the occupants were instantly killed. Mr. John Duffy was one of the wealthy and
influential farmers of Greene county. He lived four miles north of Bayard.
The coroner was called and impanelled a jury, which at this hour has not returned its verdict.

Source: Evening-Times Republican, 12-27-1902



Coroner's Jury So Decides in Case of John and Nellie Duffy.

Special to Times-Republican.
Bayard, Dec. 30. - The inquest in the case of John and Nellie Duffy,
who were killed at the railroad crossing, decided that the
railroad company [was] to blame in not giving proper signals.
Some think that railroads should use electrical signals at
dangerous crossings. The funeral of John and Nellie Duffy was
held at the Catholic church. It was one of the largest that Bayard has known.

Source: Evening-Times Republican, 12-30-1902

Bert Huntington's Death, 1907

Young Man Was Prominent and Popular at Jefferson

Special to Evening Times-Republican.

Jefferson, March 11.-The death of Bert Huntington, which came so unexpectedly last week,
was a great shock to the people of Jefferson. He was the son of Banker [J. W.] Huntington.
Bert was born Nov. 14, 1882. He was a brilliant young man, a great favorite in
social and business circles. He was a partner with Rev. A. Sarchet in the
Greene County Abstract Copany. His death leaves his father and mother alone, as he was their only son.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Matheny, assisted by Rev. Howe.
The M. E. church was filled to its utmost capacity.
The band boys, of which he was a favorite member, marched to the church and also to the cemetery.

Source: Evening-Times Republican, Marshalltown, 03-11-1907
See also: Biography of J. W. Huntington

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