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Record Last Updated On: 8/14/2014
Name: MARTIN FIELD
Death Date: SEPT/4/1861 Interment Date: SEPT/5/1861 Birth Date: APR/24/1831
Age at Death: 30 Cause of Death: train wreck caused by burned bridge
Location at Death:  Platte River nine miles East of St. Joseph, MO
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Sex: M Nativity: AMERICAN Ethnicity: WHITE
Occupation:MAIL AGENT ON THE HANNIBAL & ST JOSEPH RAILROAD
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Child of: Charles Kellogg Field & Julia Ann Kellogg
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Other Known Relatives: 1st cousin to Eugene Field
Brief Biography: The War in Missouri; Outrage on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad published September 7, 1861 Hudson,m Mo., Thursday Sept. 5 Abe Hager, baggage-master on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, furnishes to the St. Louis Democrat the following account of a diabolical outrage on that road the day before yesterdayL The passenger express train bound West, on Sept. 3, was thrown into the Platte River, the timbers of the east end of the bridge over that stream having been burned nearly through. The entire train went down, the engine turning over and the baggage, freight, mail and two passenger cars piled on top. The passenger cars were completely smashed, and I was the only one on the train that escaped unhurt. After getting out of the baggage car, I commenced taking the passengers that were not killed from the wreck. Conductor S.C. Cutter died in a very few minutes-Frank Clarke, the engineer, had one leg completely twisted and jammed into strings. He also died in a few minutes. Martin Field, mail agent, Chas. Moore, fireman, and J. Fox, a breakman, were killed. Among the wounded were Mr. Medill, son of Dr. Medill, of Ohio, and his wife, both badly injured. I could not learn the names of all the passengers. I went to St. Joseph, got an engine, physicians and other necessaries for the wounded, and reached the wreck at 3 A.M. The greatest excitement prevails in St. Joseph in regard to this inhuman outrage.
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