Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Edward Lewis, Railroad Engineer

Edward Lewis was born and raised in Tiffin, Ohio. In his twenties, he moved to Chicago Junction (now known as Willard, Ohio) where he worked as an engineer for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. On October 2, 1900, Edward Lewis lost his life in a tragic accident, in which he was crushed under a locomotive at the railroad yard at Chicago Junction. Newspaper articles about the tragic accident in which Edward Lewis died, appeared in the Sandusky Daily Star on October 3, October 5, and October 6, 1900.Funeral services were held for Edward Lewis on October 5, 1906 at the chapel of Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. One floral offering was in the design of a miniature B. & O. locomotive. It was presented by the Chicago Junction members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Mr. Lewis was age 45 at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and daughter. Mrs. Jane Lewis moved to Cleveland, Ohio. After her death in 1934, she was laid to rest next to her husband in Block 99 of Oakland Cemetery.

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