Body of Veteran Found Near Track: Brother of Portsmouth Residents Killed By Train
“Greenup October 30 – The body of Henry C Fleming, 43, a World war veteran and a former brakeman employed by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, was found at 9:30 PM Thursday alongside the eastbound C & O track at Limesville by Clyde Burns, an employee on the “pusher” at the Sciotoville bridge.
“Both legs were broken and the back of his head crushed.”
“Coroner Dr. HH Holbrook ordered the body taken to the LG Stapf funeral parlor where an inquest will be conducted today. The coroner said that a preliminary investigation revealed Mr. Fleming was struck by a train.”
“Mr. Fleming made his home with a sister, Mattie, at Limesville, Other brothers and sisters surviving are: Ben of Raceland; Mrs. Mary Craycraft, Miss Anna Fleming, Miss Mabel Fleming and James of Portsmouth; Miss Avanell Fleming of Minford and Mrs. Viola Belt of Limesville.”