William Morton: death

3 December 2013

300 A St. SE

Washington Post, 23 April 1917, p. 10.


Inquest Into the Death
of W. A. Morton and
Miss Handy Today.

Thousands of persons yesterday visited the grade crossing at Hyattsville, Md., where Miss Anna Handy, of Hyattsville, and William A. Morton, of Beltsville, met death Saturday night when the automobile in which they were driving was struck by a Baltimore and Ohio express train. Sheriff Garrison kept the crowd in order. The inquest will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Miss Handy, who was the oldest of a family of ten children, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Handy. The girl was exceedingly popular. Morton had been a leader in community life since moving to Beltsville a year ago. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Morton, 300 A street southeast. He is survived by two sisters, Miss Lucy Morton, of this city, and Mrs. George Judd, of Boston, and a brother, John Morton.


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