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Abingdon Weekly Virginian, Abingdon, VA
Death Notice of James Jackson Dickenson

October 25, 1901

Capt. J. J. Dickenson, a prominent cattle dealer of Castlewoods, Russle county, was struck by the "cannon-ball" train from Richmond Monday near Port Walthrall, on the Richmond and Petersburg railroad, and so badly hurt that he died soon after. His body was sent home. He is supposed to have fallen asleep on the track, but how he came to be there is not known. He came to Petersburg Saturday night en route to Richmond to dispose of a carload of cattle, which arrived there Sunday.

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