Wilson, Patoka, killed last night at
Wilson, 27, son of Jesse Wilson, Patoka, died of injuries suffered about last
night when his automobile was struck by a backing Southern railroad train at
The injured are:
Charles Murphy, 19, son of Mr. And Mrs. Hugh Murphy, Patoka, left leg broken above the knee, cuts on the face.
Harold Brown, 22, son of Mr. And Mrs. Will Brown, Patoka, nose broken suffering from cuts and bruises.
Charles Elliott, 18, son of Mr. And Mrs. John Elliott, Patoka, badly sprained ankle, several teeth knocked out, bruised about the face. Elliott is a brother-in-law of Wilson, the former’s sister having married the decedent.
injured were taken to the Methodist hospital here.
Brown was able to leave the hospital this morning. It is thought Elliott will leave this afternoon.
young men said they did not observe the approaching train as
Car is Demolished
Wilson is survived by the father; the widow, Mrs. Minerva Elliott Wilson; four sons, Omar, Lester, Billie and Bobbie; a sister, Marie, who is married and lives near battle Creek, Mich.; a half brother, James Wilson, who lives at Battle Creek.
Born Near Patoka
was born near Patoka and spent most of his life in Patoka and vicinity. He worked formerly at
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at Patoka cemetery but other arrangements have not been completed.
The switcher was manned by the following crew: J.H. Phillips, foreman; Clyde Woods, engineer; E.F. Shlur, fireman; C.H. Thomas and F.H. Brainard, helpers.
Phillips, Thomas and Brainard were at the rear of the caboose, they said the train backed slowly from the west. Each carried his lantern, they reported.
Funeral of T. Wilson
The funeral of Thomas Wilson will be held at Sunday afternoon at the Patoka Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. Milton Boswell.
Burial will be in Patoka (Oak Hill) Cemetery.