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1895-1905 - of Red Cliff - at USGenWeb Archives for Eagle County

From The Eagle County Blade, Red Cliff, Colorado
Thursday, November 9, 1899
Crystal River Railroad engineer Killed Near Carbondale
William Fletcher, a railroad engineer, quite well known along the line of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, was killed in a wreck on the Crystal River railroad about 5 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Fletcher had just arrived in Carbondale from Salida the evening before and it is presumed was making his initial run on the Crystal road. When about a mile and a half out from Carbondale the engine struck a cow and turned crosswise the track. Fletcher was caught between the tank and engine and crushed. The fireman jumped and he with all others on the train escaped injury. William Fletcher was a single man about thirty years of age and leaves a mother who resides at Salida.

From The Eagle County Blade, Red Cliff, Colorado
Thursday, November 16, 1899
The oldest child of Mrs. Nellie Birkett, a son, of Gilman, died on Wesnesday morning. The child was two years and eight months old, and had been ill some time with paralysis. The child's patient mother is well nigh distracted with grief and is receiving the sympathy and assistance of many kind friends. The funeral will occur today with interment at Greenwood cemetery.

From The Eagle County Blade, Red Cliff, Colorado
Thursday, November 16, 1899
Myrtle, the 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tho Rabedew, of Minturn, died suddenly yesterday of heart disease. The child had been subject to heart trouble all her life and experienced frequent attacks. Up to the moment of her death she appeared to be in her usual health, however, and had been to a neighbor's across the street on an errand. On returning she dropped dead before reaching her home. The funeral will occur tomorrow with interment at Edwards cemetery.


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