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McMurtry - Charles

Source: Waveland Independent, Sept 14, 1934

Charles McMURTRY, only brother of Mrs. Will DURHAM was instantly killed when struck by a Pennsylvania freight at the crossing east of Plainfield at 8:30 on Thursday evening last. He was supposed to have been on his way to Indianapolis where his wife had gone on the bus in the morning. He left his store in Marshall about six and said he was going to his farm near Judson. He has been in poor health for several months. The train was a double header of over a hundred cars. The trainmen did not know there was an accident until they saw the wrecked car drop off 7/10 of a mile from the crossing. Mr. McMurtry had been thrown through the top of the car and was badly mutilated. His glasses, however, were not broken and the face was not disfigured. Mr. and Mrs. Will Durham attended the funeral services which were held at the home on Saturday afternoon in charge of Rev. W. L. Smith of Rockville. Burial at Bethany cemetery. He is survived by the wife and one son, George McMurtry. Mrs. Margaret Noel, Miss Sophronia McMurtry, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Milligan also attended the funeral. -- kbz
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