Saturday, December 09, 2006

Flavius B. Clement, b. New York c. 1827, d. Sacramento CA 1864

From: "Wendell Huffman"  

On 16 January 1864 a train of three flat cars pushed by the locomotive "Gov. Stanford" and carrying an excursion party derailed on the curve at 6th between G and H streets in Sacramento. Several passengers were injured. The only fatality was one Flavius B. Clement of the railroad company's engineering department, who was thrown from the cars. If not the CPRR's first fatality, he was certainly one of the first. Prior to February 1859 he was located in Monterey county.  

Was he related to Lewis Metzler Clement?  



Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Bruce C. Cooper"


12/11/2006 6:56 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Bruce C. Cooper"

LM Clement was a native of Niagara-on-Lake, Ontario, and was raised there and in Montreal where he studied engineering. He emigrated overland to California in 1862 from St. Louis, MO, where he had been working for the Ohio & Mississippi RR for about a year. (Wendell's note indicates Flavius Clement was in California as early as 1859.) Over the past three decades I have done very extensive research on my genealogy (including especially the Clement family) and have never found anyone named Flavius Clement among any of my ancestors or their relatives. See the biographical page for further information on Lewis Metzler Clement.

12/11/2006 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His obit says he was F B Clements, born 1827 in New York. gjg

12/18/2006 2:24 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Fatal Railroad Accident

Death of Flavius B. Clement, who was connected with the engineering department of the CPRR. —Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 26, Number 4001, 18 January 1864

2/01/2012 6:13 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

See related post.

2/01/2012 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suggest investigating whether Flavius B. Clement was a cousin of Lewis Metzler Clement and a member of the portion of the Clement family that remained in Tyson Co., NY, and did not go to Niagara, Ontario, Canada, at the outbreak of the American Revolution.

2/01/2012 7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See the index to the Sacramento City Cemetery:

Scroll down to F C Clements [sic] "Killed by RR cars" Jan. 16, 1864.

2/02/2012 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the coroner, F B CLEMENTS was born in New York in March, 1826.

2/02/2012 11:54 AM  

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