Stephen Carney

Son of James Edward Carney and Helen DuCette Carney - Ilion, New York
Born - 1922       Died - May 1933

 

WEST SHORE TRAIN KILLS ILION BOY, 11

      Ilion - Although he was seen to jump as the train reached him, Stephen Carney, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Carney, 22 West River Street, this village, was killed by an eastbound freight on the West Shore Railroad, at the West River Street crossing, at 6:55 last evening.

      According to A. G. Barker, who witnessed the fatal accident from his West River street porch, the lad was walking on the track in front of the freight. The engineer, G. Price, of Syracuse, blew the whistle until it was almost shrieking, he said. He saw the boy jump just as the train reached him and he thought he was safe. After the train had passed, however, he saw the badly mangled body of the boy lying beside the tracks. W. M. White of Minoa, was conductor on the train.

      C. W. Wells, 144 Quincy Street, Brooklyn, who was visiting Dibbles, West River Street, phoned the police department, who summoned Dr. T. B. O'Neil, the railroad physician. Officers Mott and Doud went to the scene in the ambulance and Dr. James W. Graves, coroner, Herkimer, was called by Harry Rockefeller.

      The body was taken to the undertaking parlors of Frank McGrath.

      The victim was born in this village and attended the Church of the Annunciation and the Parochial School.

      He is survived by his parents and one brother, all of Ilion.

      Coroner Graves will hold an inquest at his office at Herkimer, Saturday at 2 p.m..

FREIGHT TRAIN CAUSES DEATH OF ILION CHILD

Stephen Carney, 11, Killed While Walking Tracks Near Home


Engineer Sounds Whistle and Makes Attempt to Avoid Tragedy

May 4, 1933

      Ilion - Stephen Carney, 11, of 22 West River Street, was instantly killed at 6:55 last night when struck by a freight train while walking on the tracks of the West Shore Railroad a short distance from his home.

      Unheeding the shrieking whistle and screeching brake shoes as the engineer tried desperately to bring his heavy train to a halt, the boy continued walking eastward in front of the train until an instant before he was struck.

      The body, badly mangled, was hurled to the right of way and the train continued several yards before being halted.

      The fatality was witnessed by A. G. Barker, a neighbor, also living in West River Street. He told the police he heard the warning whistles and rushed to the front porch of his house. He saw the boy walking ahead of the train and that he jumped just as the train reached him. He said he thought the boy had cleared the tracks safely and it was not until the train had passed that he saw the body lying on the right of way.

      C. W. Wells, 144 Quincy Street, Brooklyn, who was visiting at Dibbles, West River Street, telephoned the police department, who summoned Dr. T. B. O'Neil, the railroad physician.

      Officers Mott and Doud went to the scene in the ambulance and Dr. James Graves, coroner, was called by Harry Rockefeller.

      The body was taken to the undertaking parlors of Frank McGrath.

      The victim was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Carney and attended the Church of the Annunciation and the Parochial School. He is survived by his parents, and one brother, all of Ilion.

      The train was in charge of Conductor W. M. White, Minoa and the engineer was G. Price, syracuse. Coroner Graves will hold an inquest at his office, Herkimer, tomorrow at 2.

      Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 9 and 9:30 from the home and the Church of the Annunciation.

      George Carney, former Ilion druggist, now of Utica, is the boy's uncle.

      Note Correction - George Carney was not Stephen's uncle. George was James Edward Carney's first cousin

(Source Herkimer Evening Telegram)

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