From the Salisbury Advertiser April 30, 1898
Fatal Accident At Delmar
John W. Parker, a brakeman the N.Y.P. & N. Railroad was fatally injured at Delmar last Tuesday night while coupling cars. A moving train ran over his body, cutting off an arm and a leg. He survived only a little while.
Mr. Parker was 28 years old and married. He was insured by the Heptasophs for $3,000. Mr. Parker was the son of Charles W. Parker of Pittsburg district.