Cave killed by train

Luray museum

November 10, 1911Emory Cave, aged about 38, son of Perry Cave, of Pine Grove Hollow, near Marksville, was run over by a train in Cumberland, Md., on Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, shortly after midnight.

When he was found he was still alive and was taken to the Western Maryland Hospital. He was able to give his name and residence. He told the hospital people to telegraph his brother, I.H. Cave at Stanley, Va., which was done.

Mr. Cave’s legs were crushed off. He had been working at lumbering in the vicinity of Hambleton, W.Va., and stopped at Cumberland en route home. He had his baggage checked and had purchased a ticket to Shenandoah Junction, where he would take a Norfolk and Western train for his home.

How he had ever gotten away from the railway station and on to the tracks at the William Street crossing is not known.

He had about $75 in money and a watch, which were not disturbed.

The funeral which took place on Sunday was very largely attended. Elder Walter Strickler, of Luray, conducted the services. The remains were interred near the home of Perry Cave, father of the deceased.

Emory Cave is survived by his father and mother and the following brothers and sisters: Delbert and I.H. Cave, Mrs. Reuben Jenkins, Mrs. Charles Comer and Mrs. Clyde Owens. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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