Funeral Services for Elmo Routen
Was Found Dead By His Friends At His Home Last Friday --------
Funeral services for Elmo ROUTEN, Canton, were held last Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. E.R. Noel
Mr Routen was found dead in his home by friends last Friday afternoon who became perturbed when he did not appear all day Thursday or Friday. Entering the home they found Mr Routen had died quietly in his bed.
He was born on what is now known as the Wallis Gray farm in the Siloam neighborhood on March 16, 1873. He was thrice married, his first wife being Miss Willie WALLIS who he married in 1892. She died one year later and in 1905 Mr Routen married to Miss Elizabeth Wallis. To this union were born seven children.
Those who survive are Mrs Kelly Felix of Akron, Ohio; Mrs Jollie Jones of Cadiz, Mrs Roy NeSmith of Princeton, Ky.
After the passing of the second wife he was married to Miss Louise Wyatt and to this union was born five children. Surviving are Mrs Virgil Lowery, R.E. Morris, Nell Routen, Robert and Edward Routen all of Princeton.
At the inquest, held Friday, it was brought out that Mr Routen had last been seen alive last Wednesday evening when he called at the Canton post office for his mail.
He had been a long time sufferer of dropsy of the heart.
Burial was made at East End Cemetery, Cadiz.
Cadiz Record
May 1944


June 19, 1925
Cadiz Record
Wallis Routen Killed In Railroad Accident
Former Young Man Of Cadiz Meets Tragic Death Near Chicago
Son of Elmer Route And Remains Brought Back To Cadiz For Burial
Elmer Wallis Routen, a former young man of Cadiz and son of Mr. Elmer Routen, of this city, met his death in a railroad accident near Lake Forest, Ill, thirty miles north of Chicago, last Saturday night.
The young man was a brakeman on a freight train a position he had held for more than a year, and death resulted when he was crushed by a number of freight cars being wrecked.
We understand that he was one of the cars which were derailed, and that a number of others were piled upon him in the wreck.
The body of the young man was badly mangled and bruised, and it is possible that death resulted instantly.
News of the sad accident reached Cadiz Sunday morning in a telegram to the father.
The remains were taken to Chicago, where the young man had resided since going from Cadiz the first of the years, 1924, and there prepared for burial. They were shipped to Cadiz, reaching here Tuesday morning and burial followed at East End Cemetery.
Funeral services were held at the grave, conducted by Dr. W. E. Mitchell, of the Cadiz Baptist church.
The young man was perhaps past twenty years of age and grew to manhood here. He went to Chicago the first of last year, and soon secured a position as brakeman for the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. He had been with the road since that time.
He was at home on a visit last Christmas and expressed delight with his position and if the accident had not overtaken him, would doubtless have made a great success as a railroad man.
He was a splendid young fellow with many friends, and his tragic death is deeply mourned by many old friends back in Kentucky.
The father, several sisters and brothers, and many other relatives reside in this county.
The remains were accompanied to Cadiz from Chicago by Mrs. George Stout, with whom the young man boarded in Chicago. She assured the bereaved friends here of the many friends the young man had made since going to Chicago and the regret of all at his untimely death.


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