Saturday, October 13, 2018

Train Torpedo Harms Child

A torpedo which was used by the railroad companies in signaling trains came near being the death of Elton, the five-year-old son of H. T. Melson. an engineer, of Delmar, Md., Sunday. He pounded it with bricks and it exploded.  One of his hands and eyes were Injured.

above from The Washington DC Evening Star April 12 1910

Elton (1904-1930) was the son of Holland T. (Holly) Melson and Minnie E. Hastings Melson (1882-1964)

1930  - ELTON MELSON, 26. DIES AT DELMAR Special to The Morning New DELMAR, DeL, Dec. 21. Elton Melson, aged 26, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Melson died Friday night at the home of his parents after an illness of several weeks. The funeral service will be held Monday morning at eleven o'clock from his late home with the Rev. Frank K. Faulkner,
above Morning News

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