Killed By Electric Car

Cornelius Sutton Struck By Limited

Had Lived in This Locality 27 Years.

Cornelius Sutton, better known as “Colonel,” was run over by the southbound limited on the electric Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock, at Benjamin’s, two miles south of here.

Mr. Sutton, who lived on a farm between here and Orion, was waiting for a car to come to Oxford, from where was going to Marlette to visit his daughter, and sat down on the planks at the foot of the steps at Benjamin’s. Being very deaf, he did not hear the southbound car and on account of the grade at that place, the motorman was unable to see him time to stop the car, the air tank of which struck him in the side. No outside bruises or cuts resulted, the injuries being internal. He was taken to Orion , but only lived about half an hour.

The car was in charge of Motorman Ford and Conductor Toles.

Mr. Sutton was 79 years of age, came to Michigan in 1852 and had lived where he resided at the time of his death, 27 years. His wife died some years ago. He leaves seven children to mourn his loss, besides a large circle of friends.

Source: Oxford Leader, October 6, 1905.


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