The Reed and Berbach Families of New York State - Person Sheet
The Reed and Berbach Families of New York State - Person Sheet
NameCharles Tucker BROWNELL 119
Birth7 Nov 1821, Fish House, Town of Northampton, New York119
Death7 Feb 1869, Smithton, Pettis Cnty, Missouri119 Age: 47
FatherJohn BROWNELL (1787-1870)
Spouses
Birth7 May 1826, Boston, Suffolk Cnty, Massachusetts58
Death13 May 1887, Kearney, Buffalo Cnty, Nebraska58 Age: 61
Family ID1082
Marriage2 May 1846, Glens Falls, Warren Cnty, New York58
ChildrenIda Millicent (1847-)
 Theodore Calvin (1849->1907)
 Mary Eliza (1859->1907)
Notes for Charles Tucker BROWNELL
Note from E. E. Brownell Collection:58
“Charles Tucker Brownell (7) was a locomotive engineer. He resided in Saratoga Springs till 1852, when he removed to Xenia, Greene Co, Ohio; there 2 years. Then to Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio; there 10 years. Then to Chicago, Illinois; there 2 years. Then Racine, Wis.; there 2 years. Then to Escanaba, Delta Co., Mich; there 1 year. Then to Jefferson City, Cole Co., Mo.
He was running the night express on the Missouri Pacific Railroad from Sedalia to Jefferson City, (where he then lived), on the night of Feb. 6, 1869, when he ran into an open switch at Smithton, which was left open to wreck a freight train, which was due before the express, but was late and the express train took its place.
Engineer Brownell saw the switch in time to tell his fireman to jump, but was too late to save himself. He was thrown through the window of the cab, and the steam gauge breaking, he inhaled the steam, causing his death. The accident occurred about 7 p.m. on the 6th and he lived until 11:55a.m., the 7th.”58
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