Person:Charles Fleshood (1)

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Charles Ashby Fleshood
d.23 JUN 1909 Petersburg, VA
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Name Charles Ashby Fleshood
Alt Name Buddy
Gender Male
Birth? APR 1886 Sturgeon, Brunswick Co, VA
Death[1] 23 JUN 1909 Petersburg, VACause: Found dead on railroad track (hit by train). Some people think he was hit on the head and put on the track (according to Edward Lee Fleshood)

Notes for Charles Ashby Fleshood: Copied from a note dated 1976 by Benys A. Gilliam, his neice AN UNSOLVED MYSTERY: 2 ONE NIGHT IN THE SUMMER OF 1909 THE BODY OF ASHBY FLESHOOD WAS FOUND ON THE TRACKS OF THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILROAD IN PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA. THE TICKET AGENT SAID HE SOLD HIM A TICKET TO FORD, VA AND GAVE HIM CHANGE FOR A TEN-DOLLAR BILL. WHEN HE WAS FOUND, THERE WAS NO MONEY ON HIM AND AN OPAL RING, WHICH BELONGED TO HIS GIRL FRIEND, WAS MISSING FROM HIS FINGER. IT HAS NEVER BEEN KNOWN IF HE WAS ROBBED, KILLED AND PUT ON THE TRACK. AS HE HAD A TICKET--HE WOULDN'T HAVE TRIED TO CATCH A TRAIN AND SLIPPED UNDER THE WHEELS. THERE ARE SEVERAL TRACKS AT THE SPOT HE WAS FOUND--IT COULD BE THAT HE WAS WALKING AROUND PASSING THE TIME UNTIL HIS TRAIN ARRIVED AND WAS HIT BY AN ON-COMING TRAIN. THE MYSTERY HAS NOT YET BEEN SOLVED.

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  1. Notes for Charles Ashby Fleshood:
    Copied from a note dated 1976 by Benys A. Gilliam, his niece
    AN UNSOLVED MYSTERY:
    2
    ONE NIGHT IN THE SUMMER OF 1909 THE BODY OF ASHBY FLESHOOD WAS FOUND ON THE TRACKS OF THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILROAD IN PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA. THE TICKET AGENT SAID HE SOLD HIM A TICKET TO FORD, VA AND GAVE HIM CHANGE FOR A TEN-DOLLAR BILL. WHEN HE WAS FOUND, THERE WAS NO MONEY ON HIM AND AN OPAL RING, WHICH BELONGED TO HIS GIRL FRIEND, WAS MISSING FROM HIS
    FINGER. IT HAS NEVER BEEN KNOWN IF HE WAS ROBBED, KILLED AND PUT ON THE TRACK. AS HE HAD A TICKET--HE WOULDN'T HAVE TRIED TO CATCH A TRAIN AND SLIPPED UNDER THE WHEELS. THERE ARE SEVERAL TRACKS AT THE SPOT HE WAS FOUND--IT COULD BE THAT HE WAS WALKING AROUND PASSING THE TIME UNTIL HIS TRAIN ARRIVED AND WAS HIT BY AN ON-COMING TRAIN. THE MYSTERY HAS NOT YET
    BEEN SOLVED.


    The Richmond NewsLeader 23 June 1909
    RUN OVER BY TRAIN AND CUT IN TWO
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    Victim Supposed to Be Well-Connected Brunswick Man
    Petersburg, June 23—(Special)—A young white man, supposed to be Grayson Fleshwood, son of parents living in Lawrenceville, was run over by a train in the Norfolk and Western freight yard in this city about 2 o’clock this morning and instantly killed. No one saw the accident or knew anything about it until the body almost cut in two across the breast was subsequently found.Whether he was struck by the train or fell from it is a matter only of conjecture. The deceased, if the identification was correct, was well connected in Brunswick County and in this city, and was a railroad man said to have been at one time connected with the Atlantic Coast Line road. The coroner will hold an inquest.