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    Casey Jones


    Jonathan Luther "John" "Casey" Jones from Jackson, Tennessee, was an American railroader who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad. He was killed on April 30, 1900 when his train collided with a stalled freight train near Vaughan, Mississippi. His dramatic death while trying to stop his train and save the lives of his passengers made him a hero; he was immortalized in a popular ballad sung by his friend Wallace Saunders, an African-American engine wiper for the IC... (wikipedia)

    • Born in Tennessee
    • Died On 4/30/1900

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