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Nameoki, Illinois, Newspaper Clippings

Madison County ILGenWeb Coordinator - Beverly Bauser

 

EARLY HISTORY OF NAMEOKI

 

NAMEOKI - FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT
Source: Alton Weekly Courier, November 5, 1857
A passenger informs the Missouri Democrat that when the cars coming west reached a point one mile this side of Nameoki, about eleven o'clock on Tuesday, the engineer observed a man lying on the track at a short curve, and immediately reversed the engine and caused the brakes to be put down, but too late to prevent a fatal accident. The cars ran over the body which proved to be that of an Irishman, who is supposed to have laid himself down on that perilous spot while intoxicated. The fragments of a bottle, smelling of liquor, were discovered, mixed up with the terribly mutilated remains of the unfortunate man.

 

NAMEOKI - WABASH TRAIN HELD UP BY FIFTEEN MASKED MEN
Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 5, 1920
Fifteen masked men this morning held up Wabash passenger train number 6, two miles south of Nameoki, and secured $500 in cash and valuable jewelry from the passengers. The masked men had six automobiles waiting for them and after securing their loot dashed off. It is believed they came in the direction of Alton. According to information obtained today at Nameoki, the men first held up freight train 91 of the Wabash. The watches and money of the crew were taken, and the crew were forced to extinguish all lights on the train. This was at 4:10 a.m. It was shortly afterward that the fast passenger, number 6, one of the Wabash's finest trains on this division, came through Nameoki. The train was stopped and the passengers searched. According to reports about $500 in cash was taken from the passengers, in addition to jewelry and other valuables, the value of which was not learned.

 

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