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Nancy Caroline Ankrum

Female 1820 - 1901  (80 years)


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  • Name Nancy Caroline Ankrum 
    Born 28 Nov 1820  Tyler, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Oct 1901  Mount Alto, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • daughter of Clark Ankrum and Elizabeth Wells

    • Smith - Durst - Roush Family Newsletter
      becdecoy4558 (View posts) Posted: 5 Jan 2009 12:00AM GMT
      Classification: Query
      Surnames: Smith, Ankrum, Ridenour, Bush, Sherly, Webster, Sayre, Carson, Atkinson
      Old News Uncovered
      Jackson Herald October 25, 1901. The Headline was “GROUND TO DEATH BY WHEELS”. Mrs. Nancy Smith Run over by the Locomotive, Living but Twenty Minutes.
      About noon Tuesday Mrs. Nancy Smith, widow, was killed by the engine of the R. E. M.C. V., near the crossing in front of the Carson Co’s West Ripley Store, living but 20 minutes.
      The unfortunate woman was the widow of the late Jackson Smith, of near Mt. Alto, who had been dead five years. She was the mother of David Smith of Cow Run, William Smith of Mason County, Mrs. B. F. Ridenour and Mrs. Thad Bush of School House, Mrs. Brig Sherly, widow, and Mrs. Daniel Webster of Fairplain. She was 81 years old and highly respected by all.
      She was returning from a ten day visit with Mrs. Webster, intending to go first to her son David’s and was anxious to procure her ticket and be gone. She was accompanied by her son-in-law, Mr. Webster. The train was on the crossing and Mr. Webster advised that they walked down the track a few steps before attempting to cross. Mrs. Smith caught a foot and fell; her son-in-law seized her and tried to get her out of the way of the train, which was in motion when they started to cross, but was unable to do so until the pony-trucks, the drive wheels, and one pair tank wheels had passed over her left foot and right thigh, mashing them into pulp. She was removed after he train stopped. Consciousness from the shock was never recovered and death followed twenty minutes later. The remains were interred in Hopewell Cemetery Wednesday.
      Engineer Atkinson was at the throttle at the time of the fatality. He had just looked front at a clear track and that moment had his eye in the rear on the brakemen who were dropping a car. No blame attaches to him.
      The road has been in operation since September 1888 – thirteen years, and but two persons had been killed previously by the trains, viz: Deputy Sheriff Isaac Sayre and Mr. John Hockenberry.
      Copied from Micro-film by Ada Ruth Sayre. Thanks Ada.
      Note: Jackson Smith died 19 Jan 1896. Nancy’s full name included a middle name Caroline. Maiden name was Ankrum.
      This article appeared in the Smith – Durst – Roush Family Newsletter, Published by Michael and Jeanie Smith, Volume Number 01, Issue Number 07, Date December 2008
    Person ID I7440  WV Route 87 Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2007 

    Father William Clark Ankrum,   b. 7 Feb 1787, Frederick, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1871, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wells,   b. 29 May 1791, Tyler, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1826, Tyler, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Family ID F698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jackson Smith,   b. 19 Jul 1816, Meigs County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1896, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Bef 1849 
    Children 
     1. David B Smith,   b. 17 Jan 1845, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1923, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Amanda Isabelle Smith,   b. 27 Mar 1849, Millwood, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1923, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F2141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Nov 1820 - Tyler, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1901 - Mount Alto, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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