Monday, February 19, 2018

Obed W. Marvel 1903

Head Cut Off By Car Wheels

Princess Anne, Md.,  Nov 27 - Olia W. Marvel, of Delmar, Md., was instantly killed this morning in Princess Anne by being run over by passenger train No. 92 of the New York Philadelphia, and Norfolk Railway.  He was a brakeman on the New York Philadelphia, and Norfolk Railway, and when last seen alive was coupling a freight car  which had been shifted to a side track by his train at 7 o'clock this morning at Princess Anne.  When found his head was severed from his body and was lying on the outside of the track .  His body was between the track.  A coroners inquest was held before Justice Samuel H. Colonna and returned a verdict that the deceased came to death by accidentally falling between the cars.  Marvel was 35 years old and is survived by a widow and two children.

Above from the Baltimore Sun 28 Nov 1903

Obed W. Marvel (1866-1903) was the son of Levin James Marvel (1833-1897) and Sarah A. Crockett (1832- ).  He had first married Virginia Lee Johnson (1863-1893).  After her death he married Cora E. Truitt (1877- )  in 1897.  She was from Crisfield.  They had two children; Arva Anna Luce Marvel (1898- ) and Levin T. Marvel (1902-1904).  Arva l. Marvel would become a Delaware nurse in 1919, and work and live in Haverstraw NY .  She would die in 1965,  She never married. She was one of five students would graduated in 1916 from the Delmar Delaware high School.  

from Daily Times 02 Jan 1965

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