Edd McClanahan

Submitted by: Dane Walls

Hartselle Enquirer, Sep 24, 1942

Edd McClanahan Is Killed by Fast Train

Edd J. McClanahan, age 64, was instantly killed this morning when he was struck by the North bound "South Wind" passenger train.

Mr. McClanahan was returning home from a cotton gin where he had carried a bail of cotton to be ginned, he was driving a pair of mules in a wagon and probably thought the train he heard was the freight switching on the side-track.

The wagon was stuck center, the mules were not hurt, while Mr. McClanahan was thrown about 50 feet in front of the train and to one side of the track. The tragedy occured at the crossing between the freight and passenger depots.

Mr. McClanahan is the son of Rev. John D. McClanahan, Morgan county's oldest Confederate veteran, who is nearing his one hundredth birthday. Other survivors are the widow; three sons, Aulton, Gilman, and Harold McClanahan, all of Hartselle.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Drinkard.

 

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