Butler - Robert W.
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 20 August 1897
The man killed on the Clover Lead Railroad between Clark’s Hill and Kirkpatrick last week proved to be Robert W. Butler, of Arcadia, Ind. the name of Thomas Butler, found on the newspaper wrapper in the dead man’s possession was that of the victim’s father. In response to a telegram sent last Friday afternoon by Coroner Barcus to the officials of Arcadia, Thomas Butler, in company with a relative, arrived in the city Friday night for the purpose, if possible, of identifying the man. Mr. Butler was taken to the undertaking rooms of Carver & Robbins immediately after his arrival on the Big Four at midnight. The cloth covering the face of the dead man was removed and the old gray haired gentleman, with tears in his eyes, muttered, “Yes, that is my son.” Mr. Butler at once ordered the body prepared for shipment and left the office. On Saturday the remains were taken over the Big Four to Arcadia.