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Raymond P. Foy[1, 2]

Male 1863 - 1909

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  • Birth  14 Mar 1863  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1870  Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  1880  Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    • with parents
    Residence  1884  Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  1885  Walnut, Phillips County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence  1909  near Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • on farm
    Occupation  Works On Farm; Conductor on the Union Pacific Railway for 18 years 
    Cause of death  Accident - killed instantly in freight [train] wreck 
    Obituary  TAMPICO TORNADO Dec. 3, 1909R. P. Foy WAS KILLED in BAD WRECKR. P. Foy Formerly of Tampico Meets instant Death in Freight Wreck in Colorado.Raymond P. FOY, a former resident of Tampico and a member of a pioneer family of this vicinity, was killed instantly last week Wednesday, about 5:15 o'clock in the morning in a freight wreck near Edson, Colorado, while in charge as conductor onthe Union Pacific Railway.The remains accompanied by Mrs. FOY and children, also W. P. ABBOTT representing the Order Railway Conductors, and Mr. and Mrs. E. W. BATEMAN representing the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Ladies of the Maccabees, arrived here Mondaymorning and were taken to the deceased's sister, Mrs. E. A. EMMONS where they reposed until the funeral services held the same afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church. Rev. James POTTER officiated. A quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. JackHELLIER, Mrs. F. F. BUREN and E. W. MEREDITH rendered several selections. There were a number of pretty floral tributes. The pall bearers were six nepehws, Fred, Will, Walter, Ralph, Clark and Earl FOY. interment was in the Tampico Cemetery.The wreck that cost Mr. FOY his life occurred on a bad curve, near the end of a tunnel where his train had stopped on account of having broken in two. Mr. FOY, his engineer and two brakemen were in the caboose and Mr. FOY was getting a log chainto couple the cars together, a draw bar having pulled out. Without any warning whatever another train crashed into the rear of the caboose demolishing it completely and wrecking three freight cars in front of the caboose. Mr. FOY was pinned inthe wreckage and was dead when removed by the crew. The other men in the caboose were all injured quite badly but not fatally. Conductor FOY's arm was broken, his abdomen crushed, and his face and head bruised and crushed. It is the opinion of therailroad men that he met death instantly. Fire followed the wreck and the cboose ******* wrecked ****** entirely. ********************** along with some of Mr. FOY's insurance and private papers. The fire was so intense that the track was warpedall out of shape and traffic delayed for some time.According to Mr. ABBOTT and BATEMAN who accompanied the remains from Colorado to Tampico and who are both railroad men, the wreck could not have been due to conductor FOY as he was considered one of the most careful railroad men on the entiredivision and had been on the road some eighteen years. It is supposed that the engineer on the train that crashed into FOY's train was asleep when he passed Edson and failed to notice that the automatic block signal was at danger indicating thatthere was a train just ahead in the same block and he could not see the rear lights in FOY's train on account of the curve until he was within about a block of the train when it was too close to get stopped.After the wreck the body of Mr. FOY was taken to Laramie. Mrs. FOY and son lived near Denver on a small farm. His had intended to make but two more trips and then quit railroading and go on a farm.R. P. FOY was born in Tampico township March 14, 1863 and lived here until he was 21 years old when he went to ks with his parents. He was married June 5, 1886 to Miss Jennie KELLEY. Two children were born to this union. Mrs. Angie CAin of Denver,and Chas. who lives at home. Mr. FOY has been i the railroad service for eighteen years on the Union Pacific being promoted to the position of conductor on account of his ability and attention to business. He leaves to mourn his death, a wife, tochildren, Angie and Chas., a mother, Mrs. Daniel FOY of this place, four brothers, Milton, Wesley, Morrell and Austin all of this place, four sisters, Mrs. Jennie McKENZIE of Por*is, Kansas, Mrs. Sarah BURDICK of Alma, Harlan County, Nebraska,Mrs. Eva RENSLOW, and Mrs. E. E. EMMONS of this place. All were present at the funeral except the sister living in ks.Mr. FOY was a member of the O. R. C. and the B. of R. T. and these two orders did all in their power to assist the family in their bereavement. He held insurance to amount of $3,500 in the above orders. He was one of the most trusted railroademployees of the Union Pacific and was a gentleman who was loved and respected by his fellow trainmen and all good people where ever he was known. It would be hard to find a man who was better to his family and his fellow railroad men say that hewas one of the best men they ever knew and a good, careful railroad employee. Hosts of friends not only in his western home but also here grieve with the relatives over his loss.  [11
    Died  24 Nov 1909  Edson, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried  24 Nov 1909  Tampico Memorial Cemetery, Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I333  Sanders
    Last Modified  24 Jan 2010 

    Father  Daniel Foy,   b. 31 Jul 1822, Napoli, Cattaraugus County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1899, Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Matilda Williams,   b. 10 Apr 1821 or 1823, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1911 
    Married  1 Dec 1842  Hancock, Illinois-license #656 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F228  Group Sheet

    Family  Jenny Charity Kelly,   b. 1863,   d. 1948 
    Married  5 Jun 1886 
    Children 
     1. Angie Foy
     2. Charles H. Foy
    Documents
    Census Records - Foy
    Census Records - Foy
    Federal and State Census records
    Family ID  F245  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Cemetery - Tampico
    Cemetery - Tampico
    Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Foy Family Link - Williams Foy Family (1788-Date).

    2. [S731] Foy Family, Dean DeCarli; Melvin Idleman (Eldred family record), (not published).

    3. [S63]

    4. [S115]

    5. [S159] 1880 Census, Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Tampico, Whiteside, Illinois; Roll: T9_259; Family History Film: 1254259; Page: 307.3000; Enumeration District: 213; Image: 0234..

    6. [S180] 1870 US Federal Census.

    7. [S1] 1880 Census

    8. [S132] Obit

    9. [S247] 1885 Kansas State Census.

    10. [S132] Raymond Foy Obit

    11. [S132]