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BARNETT David

Male - 1854


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  • Name BARNETT David 
    Gender Male 
    Died 00 May 1854 
    • From the Times : Myseterious and Fatal Accident.
      Mr David Barnett, of the firm of Newstadt and Barnett, extensive general merchants, had at an early hour met his death on the London and North Western Railway under the following somewhat mysterious circumstances: Mr Barnett left Birmingham for London by the mail train at 12 o'clock on Sunday night, having secured for his sole occupation a compartment of the first class carriages. His carpet bag and portmonteau were placed in teh same carriage and before leaving the Curzon Street station he was observed to arrange the cushions of the compartment as if for the purpose of constructing a bed for a night's repose. He was in his usual spirits and had, to all appearance made up his mind for a rest during the journey. The train proceeded at its customary rate, but on going through the tunnel the guard was alarmed by a jumping of jerking of the carriages, as if they had passed over some obstruction on the rails. The driver was immediately signalled and the train stopped. The first thing observed was the door of one of the first class carriages wide open, and on further examination the body of Mr Barnett was found lying on the rails in a dreadfully mangled state .....
    Person ID I8778  CemeteryScribes.com
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2009 

    Children 
     1. BARNETT Sophie Rebecca,   b. 1841, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2009 
    Family ID F1973  Group Sheet


  

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