Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 6, 1885
Page 3, column 5
          James Cornett, who lives at St. Paul, was struck by a special train going west on the C.L. St. L. & C. railroad, near Adams station, about two o'clock Sunday morning, receiving injuries from which he died here an hour later.  Cornett had been working at Coal City, Ohio and came as far as Greensburg on a freight train, and started from that place on foot to his home in St. Paul, and having been losing sleep for several nights with a severe toothache, it is supposed that he fell asleep in sitting down on the cross-ties to rest, and the train was on him before he could get out of the way.  The remains were identified by his wife, who came up from St. Paul at noon Sunday, and returned home with the body Sunday night.  Cornett was thirty years of age, and was a temperate man.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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