The State Sentinel, Dover Delaware February 14, 1925
James Ellegood, a prominent lawyer of Salisbury, and a member of the law firm of Ellegood, Freeney & Wailes, was instantly killed when the Buick sedan which he was driving was struck by a northbound passenger train at the Chestnut street crossing in this town, about 3:15 Sunday afternoon. His daughter, Mrs. Harry Freeney,a widow of only a few weeks was severely injured but will recover. Mrs. Freeney’s 14-year-old son and a grandson of the unfortunate victim escaped by jumping from the car before the crash. This is an unprotected crossing, and a dangerous one, as empty cars often hide approaching trains. Dr. Robert Ellegood was severely injured at this same crossing a few years ago and his escape from death seemed almost a miracle. Mr. Ellegood was 80 years of age and his death followed closely upon that of his son-in-law, Mr. Freeney, leaving Leonard Wailes, the only surviving member of the law firm of which the victim of this horrible accident was the senior member. Several Delmarites attended the funeral of Hon. James F. Ellegood on Wednesday.