Gulfport, MS Train Wreck, Dec 1929

Four Killed at Grade Crossing In Mississippi

GULFORT, Miss., Jan. 1.---(AP)----Four persons were killed, two injured seriously and one slightly hurt when an automobile in which they were riding was struck by a Louisville and Nashville east-bound passenger train at the 39th Avenue crossing here last night.

The dead are:

JOSEPH P. McNAMEE, operator of a meat market in Gulfort.
Mrs. CORRINE McMAMEE, his wife.
Miss MARY McMAMEE, 19, their daughter.
Mrs. INEZ DUCKWORTH, wife of Hobart Duckworth, flagman of the Gulf and Ship Island division of the Illinois Central Railroad.

The injured are:

Arthur D. Ludwig, Gulfport carpenter, and Miss Hazel Thompson, niece of Ludwig.

A young son of Duckworth was reported slightly injured. The condition of Ludwig and Miss Thompson was undetermined.

The Bee, Danville, VA 1 Jan 1930


Four Killed at Crossing in Gulfport

GULFPORT, Dec. 31.---Four persons, three of them women, were killed and two others seriously injured here tonight when an L. and N. passenger train completely at the 39th street crossing.

The dead:

JOE McNAMEE, butcher.
Mrs. JOE McNAMEE, his wife.
MARY DUCKWORTH, their 17 year old daughter.
Mrs. HARRY DUCKWORTH McNAMEE, wife of an employe[sic] on the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad.

The injured are: Miss Hazel Thompson and Carl Ludwig, both of Gulfport.

The tragedy occurred about seven o'clock. The train, completely destroyed the car and hurled the body of Mary McNAMEE 200 feet down the track.

Naugatuck Daily News, Naugatuck, CT 1 Jan 1930