Obit: EBERIUS, JOHANN H. EBERIUS - 1866-1891
KIRKWOOD, ST. LOUIS CO., MO.
15 MARCH 1891
ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
A SWITCHMAN KILLED
J. H. EDERIUS MEETS HIS DEATH UNDER THE WHEELS
J. H. Ederius, a switchman, in the employ of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Co., was instantly killed at Kirkwood yesterday afternoon. Ederius attempted to board the engine of an incoming freight train about 1:30 o'clock. He missed his footing and fell under the wheels, being horribly mangled. The body was taken up by fellow employes and a inquest held at once by the coroner of St. Louis County, a verdict of accidential death being returned. The remains were then placed on a incoming accomidation and sent to St. Louis. At the Union Depot, Officer Hassing had the body sent to the morgue. As soon as the Missouri Pacific authorities learned of this action they sent an ambulance for the remains, which morgue Supt. Eagan refused to deliver, not tknowing that any official investigation had been hade. Later in the evening Dr. Outten of the Missouri Pacific Hospital sent a letter explaining this point and the body was turned over to the railroad representatives. Ederias was a single man, 25 years old, and lived 2119 Walnut street. His mother lives at 3404 North Eleventh street.