Pvt. William G. Thomason

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William G. Thomason - ( William Gaines Thomason ) Pvt. 10/15/1861. Absent without leave 10/15-31/1861. No later record.

Born 6/10/1822, died 11/15/1904.

Elberton Star Newspaper
Nov 17th, 1904

Mr. W. G. Thomason, an old man, was run over and killed by an electric car at the corner of Broad and Thomas Streets in Athens yesterday morning. It was the only accident fatal to human life that ever occurred in the annals of the street railroad of that city and from all evidence it was entirely accidental and no one was to blame. Mr. Thomason was eighty three years of age and was feeble. His sight was not good and he could not hear very well.

He went to the drug store of W. J. Smith & Brother and after purchasing some chewing tobacco, started to go back to the residence of Mrs. S. M. Mewbourn, where he lived. He started across the street and seemed not to see the car coming down the Thomas Street track. The car, with brakes on and slackening speed, struck him, knocked him down and dragged him beneath the wheels, breaking his neck and both legs and arms, instantly crushing life from his feeble body. Mr. Thomason, for a number of years was a resident of Bowman and his body passed through this city yesterday on the way to Bowman. The interment took place at Holly Springs Church where his wife was buried some years ago.

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