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|Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 6 Sep 1907, Page 1, Contributed by Kerry L. Miller|
|RAIL VICTIM'S FUNERAL|
William Meyers, Aged Sixty-four, Who Was Killed Near Elton, will Be Buried To-day.
Elton, Sept. 5. - At 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, at the late home of the deceased in this place, will be held funeral services over the remains of William Meyers, the aged man who was killed yesterday evening about 5 o'clock by being struck by a passenger train on the branch running from here to Windber. Short services will be held at the house, and the funeral cortege will leave for the Elton U. B. Church at 1 o'clock. The Rev. Kiern will deliver the sermon. Burial will follow in the Snavely graveyard, near here.
Mr. Meyers was returning home from a berry-picking expedition. Seeing a freight train coming toward him on the track he was walking, the aged man stepped to an adjoining track and was hit by a passenger train running in the same direction he was going. His body was cut in two.
Mr. Meyers was born near Wilmore sixty-four years ago last June. He was married to a Miss Orris, who survives. Mr. Meyers and his family lived for many years in the vicinity of Wilmore and came to this place from Walnut Grove, where they had resided for a time. The unfortunate man is survived, besides his wife, by two daughters - Mrs. S. C. Ream, of Pine street, Seventh Ward, and Mrs. August Rosbaugh, of Conemaugh - by one brother, Charles Meyers, of Somerset, and by one sister, Mrs. Kate Noon, of Bedford street.