Obit: Tardiff, Elmer (1872 - 1899)

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Surnames: Tardiff

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/20/1899

Tardiff, Elmer (5 Jun 1872 - 15 July 1899)

Brakeman Killed at Abbotsford, Wisconsin

Elmer Tardiff, of Stevens Point, brakeman on a through freight, was killed at Abbotsford, Monday evening. The train had just arrived and had been cut in two. Elmer stepped between the two sections for the purpose of removing the coupling pin from the rear car, his back toward the front section. In the meantime the conductor, Geo. Tardiff, brother of the deceased, signaled the engineer to go ahead; the signal was misunderstood by the engineer, or by the head brakeman, who repeated it to the engineer, and instead of going ahead the section backed up, caught Elmer between the bumpers and dragged him about nine car lengths, crushing his breast and shoulder. He breathed about five minutes after being released. He leaves a wife, to whom he had been married about five years, two brothers and three sisters. He had been in the employ of the company as brakeman, about seven years.

Wisconsin Death Records

Elmer P. Tardiff
gender: Male
burial date: 1899
burial place: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
death date: 15 Jul 1899
death place: Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin
age: 27
birth date: 05 Jun 1872
birthplace: Mcdill, Wi
occupation: Brakeman
race: White
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Mary Abbot Tardiff
father's name: Nicholas Tardiff
father's birthplace: Quebec, Canada
mother's name: Louisa Colows Tardiff
mother's birthplace: Quebec, Canada



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