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|Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 11 Oct 1907, Page 2, Contributed by Kerry L. Miller|
|Body Laid on Tracks All Night Before Being Discovered by Trainmen.|
Salix, Oct. 10. - Jacob Paul, of Beaver Falls, was struck and killed by the passenger train from South Fork to Windber a few hundred yards beyond the station here about 7: 30 o'clock last Saturday evening and lay on the tracks all night before his body was discovered by a train crew at 8 o'clock on Sunday morning. It is thought death was instantaneous, as he was hit just over the eye and his body did not bear many other bruises. The railroaders turned the body over to Undertaker Foust, who notified the Coroner, but the latter decided no inquest was necessary. The body was prepared for burial and shipped on Monday to the deceased's family at Beaver Falls.
The unfortunate man, who was fifty-three years old, had been visiting his old home here during the past two weeks for the second time since he left twenty-seven years ago. the last previous visit being eighteen years ago. He was stopping with his brother Sylvester, who lives about a mile from here, and was on the way to his house when struck. Mr. Paul had gone over to Dunlo in the morning and on his return left the buggy of his companion at the railroad station, electing to find the rest of his way home up the tracks a short distance and then across some fields.
The deceased is survived by his second wife and several children, at Beaver Falls; his brother Sylvester, two sisters in Illinois, and one sister in Johnstown.