Obituary/Death Notice - A. F. Stiger

Submitted By: Vicki Ebert

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A. F. Stiger

DEATH AT THE CROSSING

A. F. Stiger, who lived 5 miles west of Braman was instantly killed by the south bound Santa Fe train Monday evening. We have been unable to learn all of the particulars regarding the accident, but from information at hand, we judge it to have been practically as follows. Mr. Stiger had been to Hunnewell, and was returning home and while crossing the road about a mile and a half from town, he was struck. A majority of the witnesses claim that Stiger saw the train, and attempted to cross ahead of it. The body of Mr. Stiger was caught on the pilot and when reached by the train crew he was dead, and it is supposed that death was instantaneous. One of the horses was so badly injured that it was necessary to kill it. The body of Mr. Stiger was brought to Braman on the train, and Tuesday morning an inquest was held, the train crew stopping on their way north to give in their testimony. Engineer Clinine was on the engine, and Conductor Wilber, in charge of the train, and we understand no blame is attached to them. The accident is a deplorable one and Mr. Stiger is another victim of open crossings, and whether he was at fault or the engineer, the result is the same and the injury irreparable.
[Abraham F Stiger Jun 04, 1870 - Jul 30, 1900 burial in Rock Falls (Triumph) Cemetery Braman, Oklahoma]

The Blackwell Times Record
Blackwell, Oklahoma
August 29, 1900


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