Jones, Casey Jones, John Luther Jones(noun)
United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900)
Jonathan Luther "John" "Casey" Jones was an American railroad engineer from Jackson, Tennessee, who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad. As a boy, he lived near Cayce, Kentucky, where he acquired the nickname of "Cayce," which he chose to spell as "Casey." On April 30, 1900, he alone was killed when his passenger train, the Cannonball Express, collided with a stalled freight train at Vaughan, Mississippi, on a foggy and rainy night. His dramatic death, trying to stop his train and save lives, made him a hero; he was immortalized in a popular ballad sung by his friend Wallace Saunders, an African-American engine wiper for the IC.
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The numerical value of casey jones in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of casey jones in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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