The Shoals News
Friday, 17 August 1917
KILLED ALONG SWITCH TRACK
Kinsey Bateman, of Decker, Was Run Over by the C.&E.I. Switch Engine Early Sunday Morning
HAD BEEN DRINKING DURING THE NIGHT
Bateman, 48, of Decker, was killed about 5 a.m. Sunday morning by a C.
& E. I. switch engine, near the Central Foundry plant just off
North Second street. The body was decapitated, and there were other injuries. His remains were taken to the Gardner morgue and prepared for burial.Mr.
Bateman was a native of Martin county having been born in Lost River
township and grew to manhood before moving to Decker, Knox county.
The funeral was held this morning at 10 o'clock from Gardner's chapel and the remains were buried in the city cemetery. Rev. L.C. Bentley officiated. He
leaves two brothers, William Bateman of Hazleton and George Bateman of
Switz city and four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Vowels, city; Mrs. Maragret
Evans, city; Mrs. Olive Fitch, Washington, and Mrs. Marion Brown,
Shoals. He was single. - Vincennes Sun.
Courtesy of Cathy Clark