Thursday, December 23, 2010

Elmore H. Woodworth, Railroad Brakeman

Elmore H. Woodworth, an employee of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad, was killed in a railroad accident on December 21, 1876. A brakeman, Mr. Woodworth was assisting in transferring cars from one track to another track, when he was accidentally crushed between the two cars. Elmore H. Woodworth was aged 22 years, 9 months, and 17 days. He had only been married for about two years at the time of his death. Elmore H. Woodworth was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. An obituary for Elmore H. Woodworth is found in the December 27, 1876 issue of the Sandusky Register. His first name is listed as Elmer in that newspaper obituary. The inscription at the bottom of Mr. Woodworth's tombstone reads: Gone but not forgotten.

According to U.S. Census records, in 1880, Jenette Woodworth moved back to the home of her parents after her husband's death. James and Sarah Wentworth were residents of Huron, Ohio. Jennette (sometimes spelled Jenett)married again, to John Yarick. Jenette Woodworth Yarick passed away on December 30, 1928, in Lucas County, Ohio. An abstract of Jenette's death certificate is available at Family Search Labs.

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