Re: Hutchi(n)son, William Nelson Hutchi(n)son Obit, 1907
OBITUARY-May 25, 1907-Bayonne Times, NJ
RAILROAD MAN KILLED.
Fate of Wm. Hutchinson, 40 Years
After forty years at the hazardous
work of braking on the coal and freight
trains of the Jersey Central, Wm. Hutch-
inson, sr., of 22 West 7th street, this
city, was instantly killed in the Com-
munipaw yard on Tuesday forenoon.He
was at his customary employment when
the fatality occurred.The remains were
taken to Hughes' morgue in Jersey City
and subsequently removed to his home
in this city.
Mr. Hutchinson was one of the oldest
hands in the employ of the Central road,
having begun railroading when in his
teens.He had survived a half dozen ac-
cidents, and for one of his years was con-
sidered a competent and careful man.He
came of a railroading family, three of
his brothers being employed on the sys-
tems of the C.B.& O., the West Shore
and Jersey Central, while his oldest son,
John, is an engineer with the latter.
Besides his widow, he leaves three
other sons, one of whom is William, jr.,
of Craft & Co., and two daughters.He
was a man of quiet, genial disposition
and had many friends.The funeral
took place yesterday afternoon, services
being conducted by the Rev. W. W.
Barker of the Fifth Street Baptist
church.Interment was in New York
The attendance was large and the
funeral tributes included "Gates Ajar"
and an extended wreath and dove from
fellow railroad men: pillow from Jr., O.
U.A.M. wreath from Lincoln Section,
Cadets of Temperance, anchor and
star from the Ocean Social Club, and
other pieces from Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Becker, Wm. C. Devlin, E.R. Craft,
Miss Bertha Jackle and Wm Fryer.
Note (Miss Bertha Jackel later became William Jr's wife)