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Joseph H. Dessert

Joseph H. Dessert

Male 1874 - 1903  (29 years)

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  • Name Joseph H. Dessert 
    Born 1874 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1903  Moberly, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2754  Dessert Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2006 

    Father Nicholas Dessert,   b. 1854, Mount Sterling, Brown, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1893, Moberly, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Celia Brussard,   b. 1857, Louisianna Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Jun 1874  Brown Co., Ill. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0277  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Fielding 
    Children 
     1. Edith Helena Dessert
    Family ID F0900  Group Sheet

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    Joseph H Dessert

  • Notes 
    • Joe Dessert Instantly Killed
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      Met his death this morning at 5:15 in Wabash Yards

      Joe Dessert, head-end breakman on train 96, was killed this morning at about 5:15 in front of the bridge and building department in Wabash yeards while bringing his train in. Joe got off to open the switch in front of the B&B department and it supposed that when he stepped back upon the pilot, his foot slipped and he fell beneath the moving train. When the train stopped the fireman cut off his engine as Mr. Dessert was no where in sight, he supposded the unfortunate man had gone back to the caboose. The engine was run into the round house and the engineer and fireman with the rest of the crew went to their homes, supposing Mr. Dessert had done the same, never dreaming of the dreadful fate that had befallen their friend, a brother workman. When the train passed over Mr. Dessert, it caught him in some manner , dragging him as far as the machine shops where it dropped the body in the middle of the truack where it was found. The remains were not discovered until about 6:00 this morning when the switch engine crew had occaision to go to that part of the yard.
      The body was only slightly disfigured, the left arm being broken in two places and the shoulder badly mashed. Mr. Dessert was 29 years of age and a member of the B. of R.T. He leaves to mourn his loss a mother, Mrs. Nick Dessert, three brothers Nick, Leo, and Rollie and two sisters, Misses Ella and May, all of this city, besides a large circle of friends. The funeral services have not yet been arranged.