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Allen Whitton

Allen Whitton

Male 1891 - 1916  (25 years)

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  • Name Allen Whitton 
    Born 1891 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Dec 1916  Ponce de Leon, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30541  Whitton
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father John Wiley Whitton,   b. 29 Jul 1865, Coffee, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1945, Ponce de Leon, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Ammons,   b. 30 Jul 1878, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1924, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1890 
    Family ID F11539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ? 
    Children 
     1. 3 Children Whitton  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F12041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Published in Holmes County Advertiser, Bonifay, Florida,
      Friday, Dec. 8, 1916
      Train Kills Allen Whitton
      Mangled Form Found on Railroad Track At Ponce de Leon Early Monday Morning.

      Early Monday morning the body of Allen Whitton, a young white man well known in Ponce de Leon and that section, was found on the railroad trestle at Ponce de Leon, crashed and mangled almost beyond recognition.

      The gruesome find was immediately reported and soon the entire town and community was aroused. An investigation showed that Whitton had been struck by a train near the edge of the trestle. The body was badly crushed and mangled and portions of it were carried out several yards on the trestle, the head, both arms and one leg being completely severed.

      Whitton was last seen in Ponce de Leon about nine o'clock Sunday night. He was said to have been slightly under the influence of liquor and was advised by the town marshal to go home. He started in the direction of his home and was not seen again. Several south bound trains passed Ponce de Leon at various hours Sunday night and it is supposed that one of these did the killing.

      A coroner's jury was empaneled by County Judge Tew, composed of Dr. W. D. Truett, H. E. Jenkins, S. P. McDonald, W. H. Hand, J. L Richardson, and J. T. Commander. No testimony was taken, but the jury, after viewing the body, the railroad track and surroundings, rendered a verdict in part as follows: "That the deceased came to his death by being hit by a south-bound train on the P. & A. Division of the L. & N. Railroad sometime during the night of Dec. 3rd, A. D. 1916, the particular train to the jury being unknown."

      Whitton is survived by a wife and three children. He was the son of John Whitton, a prosperous and well known farmer of the Ponce de Leon section.