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YOCUM, James

    Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 28 Sep 1883, Page 5, Contributed by Diann Olsen

A Former Johnstown Citizen Fatally Scalded at Braddock.

Mr. James Yocum, a young man who formerly resided with his parents in Morrellville, was fatally scalded in a railroad accident at Braddock about 1 o'clock Saturday morning. He was fireman on a P. R. R. engine that ran into some cars on the track ahead, no danger signal being displayed. The boiler was broken and the escaping steam enveloped his body, scalding it so terribly that death resulted Monday morning, word to that effect having been recieved by the deceased's brother-in-law, in this place, Mr. Leander Briney.

The remains were brought to this city Tuesday on the Mail train for interment. Mr. Yocum was formerly employed as a brakeman in the Cambria Iron Company's yard, but left here a year ago last March, his parents having preceded him to Braddock.

[same newspaper, same page]:

YOCUM. -- In Braddock, on Monday morning, Sept. 24, 1883, James Yocum, formerly of Johnstown, aged about 20 years.

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