Obit: Rennie, Sandy (1895? - 1920)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: RENNIE

----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 08/12/1920

Rennie, Sandy (1895? - 30 JUL 1920)

Sandy Rennie, who will be remembered by many people here, met his death July 30th, 1920 in a railroad accident in the state of Washington.

Sandy Rennie was born in Canada 35 years ago and came to Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. when a small boy, with his parents Mr. and Mrs. James Rennie. He lived her till 20 years of age, when he went to Centralia, Wash. with the family. Later they moved to Tacoma. For 13 years he was a fireman on the N. P. Railroad; two years ago being promoted to engineer. He was an upright, reliable man, an efficient and faithful railroad man and highly esteemed by all who knew him.

He leaves his parents, and three brothers: John and George of Tacoma, and William of Missoula, Mont., besides a host of friends to mourn his death.

A clipping from a Seattle paper gives the details of the accident that caused Mr. Rennie death. He was firing an engine haling a track of lumber cars into Fremont, a suburb of Seattle. The train was an hour late and a string of coal cars were on the track around a curve. Rennie’s engine ran into the rear end of the coal cars, and rolled over. He was caught between a lumber car and his engine, and killed.



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