joseph neill train death

A Tragic 1906 Death in Monmouth-Part III

Joseph Neill’s accidental train death in 1906 took place in the middle of the day as he was returning from work, just minutes after he had left his home. Our transcription of the newspaper account continues: Was Coming to Work Neil was an employe of the Hydraulic company and had worked at the plant all […]

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A Tragic 1906 Death in Monmouth

There’s a single tombtsone for Joseph Neill in the West Point, Illinois, cemetery. It stands beside the larger stone for his parents, Samuel and Annie Neill. Like most stones it tells little about John’s life and nothing about the tragic nature of his death. The story of Joseph’s death is chronicled in the Monmouth, Illinois, Republican-Atlas […]