Hinton, Perry, Death Notice, 1896, Raleigh, NC

Perry Hinton Killed by a Train

Mr. Perry Hinton, of Method, was run over and killed by the S. A. L. passenger train, No. 41, last Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of Boylan’s bridge, or near, the penitentiary. Mr Hinton was walking leisurely along the track and the train was running at the rate of about ten miles an hour. Engineer Allen began blowing his whistle and Hinton, we learn, without looking around, began to run along the track, the engineer whistling loudly all the time. The train was stopped as soon as possible, but not until Hinton was struck, the engine and express car wheels passing over him, cutting both legs off just above the ankles, the skull also being fractured. Hinton was taken to the hospital and rendered all medical aid possible. He died some time during the night and was buried in the country the next day.

It is said that no blame is attached to the railroad company; that he met his death by taking too great a risk by remaining on the track too long. Mr. Hinton is said to have been a sober, industrious and reliable man. Strange to say, his father was killed about three years ago in the same manner, on the same railroad and near the same place.

People are in the habit of walking too careless on the railroad tracks. Railroad companies are constantly warning people of this very thing and its danger.

Source Citation

The gazette. (Raleigh, N.C.) 18??-1???, December 12, 1896, Image 3. Image provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill, NC. Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83027097/1896-12-12/ed-1/seq-3/.

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