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Marsh - Perry

Source: Kingman Star Friday, July 24, 1914
PERRY MARSH,  of Waynetown, was killed instantly Saturday afternoon when a Big Four train struck him as he sat on the tracks about two miles east of Veedersburg.   Marsh was seventy years of age.  He was sitting on the track as the train raced toward him at a fast rate of speed from a nearby grade.  When the locomotive struck him the body was thrown into the air, and when it was picked up it would found that both legs had been broken and the skull crushed.  It is not known what caused Marsh’s presence on the track.   He was seen by the train crew, and every effort made to warn him before he was struck, but the warnings did not seem to have any effect upon him.  Two theories are advanced to explain the fact that he did not move:  one is that he was intoxicated and the other is that he deliberately allowed himself to be hit and the case was one of suicide.  Marsh was known to be an eccentric man.  The victim of the train was a bachelor and resided in Waynetown for many years. The body was loaded on the caboose of the train which had caused his death and taken back to Veedersburg.  On Sunday it was conveyed to Waynetown,  and funeral services were held at the grave side in the Masonic cemetery. -s

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