Obituary George W. Ebert
East Liverpool Tribune
MEETS INSTANT DEATH BENEATH THE CAR WHEELS
George W. Ebert, Falls From Freight Train Near Cleveland
LOOKING FOR WORK
Identification Made Possible by Papers On Dead Man.
George W. Ebert, aged 29 years, Second street, this city, was found dead on the tracks of the Lake Shore Railroad company at the corner of East Fourtieth street, Cleveland, at about a quarter to 5 o’clock yesterday morning (August 30, 1911).
The body had been cold for several hours, and judging from the way in which it was mutilated, death had been instantaneous. The supposition is that Mr. Ebert had been walking along the tracks and in the darkness of the night had been struck by one of the fast Lake Shore trains.
With the coming of dawn the body was discovered and the find reported it to the Cleveland authorities who had it removed to the morgue of the Flynn & Froelk company’s undertaking establishment, corner of Fifty-Third and Superior streets.
By means of letters and papers in the pockets of the clothes worn by Mr. Ebert, were found the clues which led to the identification of the body. A telegram was sent to relatives in this city informing them of the sad accident.
The body had been badly mutiliated. The right arm and shoulder, left limb and neck were broken. The skull had also been crushed, but the face bore only a few scratches.
Aside from the papers found on the dead man’s clothing, tattoo marks upon his arm also added in the identification.
Ebert, who is a son of Mrs. Agnes Ebert, Second street, this city, left here along about the middle of last week, stating that he was going to Cleveland to see employment.
It is possible that in this respect he had been successful by reason of the fact that among the papers found in his pockets was an employment application blank. Although he had worked at a number of trades in this city, he was originally a brakeman on the railroad.
The news of the accident comes as a sad shock to his many friends and relatives. Deceased was well and favorably known in East Liverpool and vicinity, where he has resided for many years. Besides his mother and father, Mr. Ebert is survived by two sisters, Mrs. David Keruan of Fifth street, this city, and Mrs. Stanley McIntyre of back of Wellsville.
W. J. Todd, local undertaker, was notified and has sent for the remains, which will be shipped from the Cleveland morgue this morning and will arrive here this afternoon.