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James Moriarty, acct. 14149

Additional Informtion on James Moriarty:

Ward 18 >> Greencastle, Putnam Co, IN

Killed by a train


Gravestone in Greencastle, IN cemetery: 

James Moriarty, Born in Castle Gregory, County Kerry, July 1830

Died July 2, 1877, aged 47y


Greencastle Banner (Greencastle, IN), Thursday, July 5, 1877

James Moriarty, a section hand on the Vandalia, was killed about one hundred yards west of the Junction Monday afternoon. He had noticed the freight train coming east, and stepped on the main track out of its way. While watching it he had failed to notice the Express train coming from the east, and it struck him, killing him instantly. He leaves a wife aud one child. He had been on the road eight years, and was on duty when killed.


Cincinnati Enquirer, Tuesday, July 3, 1877


GREENCASTLE, IND., July 2—James Moriarty, a section-hand at Junction, while stepping out of the way of the freight train this afternoon, was struck by No. 1 east-bound passenger and instantly killed.  He leaves a wife and one child.