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Mann, David K.;
FUNERAL TODAY FOR D. K. MANN
Body of Former Elkhartan Killed at Englewood is Brought Here.
The body of
David K. Mann, 52, a former Elkhart resident who
was fatally injured in the New York Central roundhouse at Englewood last
Saturday, was brought here
last evening and taken to the home of a nephew, Cleo Mann, 211 Cleveland avenue. The funeral service was held this afternoon
in the Mennonite Church,
and the burial, at Olive cemetery, was to be delayed until the arrival
Mann's daughter, Mrs. Bertha Baker, from Akron,
O. As she had moved from address known
relatives, it was impossible to locate her until this forenoon. Her telegraphic reply indicated she would get
here at 5:50 p.m.
skull was crushed as he stood in a pit under a locomotive, adjusting
rigging of front trucks of the engine.
His helper, George Edwards, testified at the Cook county
inquest Monday that he (Edwards) was in the cab, and applied the air
receiving a signal from Mann to do so.
He said he waited "about a minute and a half" for a second
signal from Mann, whom he did not see, when John Denny, an assistant
shouted to him that "a man was fast under there." He
at once released the brake and the victim
dropped to the floor of the pit. He died
on the way to the hospital. Denny and
three other men in addition to Mann and Edwards had been working about
engine, each intent on his own duty.
two theories to account for the accident.
One is that Edwards misunderstood Mr. Mann's signal, the other
slipped and thus thrust his head in the rigging after giving the word
the air, just in the instant of application.
been Mann's working mate more than three years. They were working on
engine No. 3289 at the time of the tragedy.
Obit: Newspaper Clipping, 24 Sep
Submitted by: Mona Mann
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