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About Casey Jones
Casey Jones was the nickname of John Luther Jones, an American locomotive engineer and railroad worker who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad (IC). He got his start in the railroad industry with the Mobile & Ohio Railroad where he rose through the ranks to become a fireman.
In 1891, three years after joining IC, he got promoted to locomotive engineer. He is remembered best for sacrificing himself in a train wreck instead of abandoning it and causing the death of his passengers.
He lived in Jackson, Tennessee with his wife, Mary Joanna Brady and their three children.
Train Collision and Death
On April 30, 1900, he crashed into a broken down train on his line, while unaware of its state, in Vaughan, Mississippi. Although he had been alerted and could have jumped out to save himself, he decided to save the passengers instead at the cost of his own life.
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F.A.Q. about Casey Jones
When is his birthday?
Casey Jones' birthday is on March 14, 1863.
In how many days is his birthday?
Casey's birthday is in 47 days
How old was Casey when he died?
He was 37 years old.
When did he die?
He died in April 30, 1900.
How old would he be today?
Casey Jones would be 158 years old if he was alive today.
Casey Jones' Popularity
Casey Jones was a famous American railroad engineer, who was born on March 14, 1863. As a person born on this date, Casey Jones is listed in our database as the 39th most popular celebrity for the day (March 14) and the 8th most popular for the year (1863).
People born on March 14 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Casey Jones is the 1119th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Casey Jones' birthday, Casey Jones is the 9249th most famous American.
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