Charles Norfleet Rountree1

M, #32233, b. Nov 15, 1900, d. Jun 1, 1959
Father*George Thomas Rountree1 b. Jan 20, 1856, d. Mar 16, 1930
Mother*Sallie F. Brown1 b. circa Apr, 1858, d. circa 1944
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Chronological Events

Birth*Nov 15, 1900 Charles Norfleet Rountree was born on Nov 15, 1900 at Gates County, North Carolina, United States.1 
 He was the son of George Thomas Rountree and Sallie F. Brown.1 
Death*Jun 1, 1959 Charles Norfleet Rountree died on Jun 1, 1959, at age 58 at Suffolk, City of Suffolk, Virginia, United States.2 
ObituaryJun 1, 1959  OBITUARY: A Seaborn eastbound passenger train plunged into a brick truck at Kenyon Crossing, five miles west of Suffolk at 10:40 am today, killing one and injuring nine.The diesel locomotive, pulling six passenger cars and an express car, had its trucks torn from the body. The underpart of the right side of the locomotive was buried in the ground where it came to a stop about 100 yards from the crossing. Rails were torn up and bent like hairpins curving across the adjoining cornfield. Brick from the bricktruck were scattered for 75 yards. The motor of the brick truck was torn out and flung 40 yards from the scene of the crash.The body of the truckdriver was found, battered beyond recognition 100 feet from the crossing. The derailed express car turned sideways and plunged into the cornfield. The passenger cars derailed, all but the last car on the train and the cars near the head end went off on the right. The express car had plunged to the left.

Published in the Suffolk News-Herald, Wednesday, July 1, 1959
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Note from relative on Find-A-Grave.com

Granddad was driving a brick truck, was running late & the train was running late also. The corn was too high to see & the train hit his truck. Granddad was mutilated from the crash. The trucks did not have radios back then so they had to wait & see which driver did not return to the brickyard. Dad drove for same company, he drove by & saw a boot with a foot in it & had a feeling it was his father. Aunt Tilly worked at hospital & received a call saying it was him. They sued the railroad & won, was not suppose to have blocked crossings.2

 
Burial*Jun 4, 1959 He was buried on Jun 4, 1959 at Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk, City of Suffolk, Virginia, United States, Find-A-Grave Memorial# 155853837.3 

Citations

  1. [S802] Site - Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  2. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  3. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check Find-A-Grave.com, Death Certificates & Billiongraves.com.