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Husbands Full Name John Bland
His Data Date City Town or Place County or Province State or Country
Birth 5 March 1842 Kentucky
Death 11 February 1900
Burial Smith Mills Smith Mills Henderson Kentucky
His Father unknown His Mother unknown

Wifes Full Name Lucy M Tweedy
Her Data Date City Town or Place County or Province State or Country
Birth 17 Aug 1842 Kentucky
Death Oct.23,1932 Evansville Vanderburgh Indiana
Burial Smith Mills Smith Mills Henderson Kentucky
Her Father William Tweedy Her Mother unknown

Their Children

George A Bland 12 Sept 1872 - 25 Dec 1908
Lilly E Bland married Orville Lilly
Kimpie Bland married George W Toombs
John Bland

Evansville Courier

Mrs Lucy M Bland
Final services for Mrs Lucy M Bland, 90, who died at 9 o'clock Sunday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs George Toombs, 1806 Hollywood Ave., will be held at 1 0'clock this afternoon at the Toombs home. Burial will be in Smith Mills Kentucky.
Surviving Mrs Bland in addition to the daughter, are another daughter, Mrs Orvil Lilly, a son, John Bland; twelve grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Evansville Courier
Friday Dec 25 1908

Fall From Car and Meets Death

Switchman on "Kicked" Car Loses His Balance and Falls Under the Wheels

George Bland, a switchman in the yards of the L and N railroad at Howell, was killed yesterday by falling from a freight car. He was on top of what is known as a "kicked" car that had been pushed by the engine on a sidetrack. It is said that Bland did not realize the speed of the car and to prevent a hard impact he rushed to the brake, lost his balance and fell directly under the wheels which passed over his abdomen. Death was instantaneous. Bland was 35 years old ,unmarried and had been in the employ of the railroad for some time. Fraternal organizations will conduct the funeral services Sunday. He lived at 420 West Broadway,Howell.

Evansville Courier
Sunday Dec 27 1908

Lived While Car Rested on Him

Howell Switchman Succumbed As Soon As Car Was Raised by Jacks - Buried in Ky

On account of relatives wishing interment to take place Sunday at Smith Mills Ky., the funeral services over the remains of George Bland who was accidently killed in the L & N railroad yards at Howell, were held at 7:30 o'clock last night. He was a member of the Howell order of Odd Fellows and they had charge of the funeral. The remains will be shipped to Henderson at 7 o'clock this morning and then taken to Smith Mills where the interment will take place. The accident was a sad blow to his many friends and has cast a gloom over Howell. The yard switchman of the L & N have contributed toward a beautiful floral design. Bland lived for nearly fifteen minutes after the car had passed over him while the heavy trucks were across his body. As soon as the car was raised by the use of jack screws he succumbed.