Waxahachie, TX. Railroad Accident Jan. 1911

Waxahachie, TX. Railroad Accident Jan. 1911

H. & T. C. Fireman Killed.

Waxahachie, Texas, Jan. 6. – Falling out of the pit of the tender when a drawhead parted. J. C. HAND, 22 years old and a fireman on the Houston & Texas Central railroad met instant death beneath the train here early today. His home was at Ennis.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ft Worth, TX 6 Jan 1911

Railroad Fireman Killed

Was Putting Coal Into Furnace When Coupling Broke.

Special To The News

Waxahachie, Tex., Jan. 6. – The parting of a drawhead between the lead engine and tender of a double-header freight train on the Houston and Texas Central near here early this morning resulted in the death of J. C. HAND, a fireman. HAND was shoveling coal into the furnace when the coupling broke. When the engine darted forward he fell to the track.
He was about 22 years old and his home was at Graham, Tex. The body was taken to Ennis and prepared for burial.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 7 Jan 1911

Fireman Instantly Killed

J. C. HAND, 22, Falls Between H. & T. C. Engine and Tank, and Under Wheels.

Special To The News

Ennis, Tex., Jan 6. – J. C. HAND, aged 22 years, a fireman on the H. & T. C., was instantly killed at 1 o’clock this morning when the engine, No. 319, of freight train No. 92, en route from Fort Worth to Ennis, pulled loose from the tank and he fell between, his head striking the engine. The train was a double-header and the second engine and three cars passed over his dead body.

The accident happened just west of Katy crossing at Waxahachie.

The body was brought on to Ennis and carried to Neal & Harveson’s undertaking establishment and prepared for shipment to his former home at Graham, Young County, for burial.

Surviving the unfortunate man are his father and mother Mr. and Mrs. J. M. HAND, of Graham; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. FRANKLIN and Mrs. W. D. STAPLETON, both of Bayminette, Ala., and five brothers, William HAND, an engineer, Ennis; A. S. HAND, Mobile, Ala., W. P., Harry and D. M. HAND, all of Graham, Tex.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 7 Jan 1911