Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Champney, Norman
The East Liverpool Tribune
Veteran Railroader Passes Away After an Illness of Fourteen Months
Norman Champney, aged 73, died yesterday morning (Jun. 21, 1906) at half past four at his home in Broadway after an illness of fourteen months of liver trouble. For the past nine months he had been bedfast.
Funeral services will be held at half past twelve Saturday a the home conducted by the Rev. R. H. Caulk, of Cleveland, a former pastor. Interment will be made in Spring Hill cemetery.
Mr.. Champney was born in New York state and had made his home in Wellsville for the past 50 years, all of which time he was in the employ of the C. & P. Three years ago he was placed on the pension list. He was popular with the other employes of the road and was trusted and respected by the officials. He was active in relief work at the time of the Johnstown flood, when he had charge of a relief train under the direction of Superintendent Loree.
He served three years in the civil war as a member of the 19th Ohio battery, enlisting under Capt. Taxton in Cleveland in 1862. He was a member of the Wellsville Chapter, R. A. M., and of the Veteran Employes association.
He is survived by a wife and one son, Bion of Bellaire; also by one brother, Wilbur, of Kent, O.

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