Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall
Robert Driver Is Killed by Train At Rooks Station
Robert Driver, 60, for many years respected and beloved janitor at the Atkinson school, was instantly killed Sunday afternoon about 2 o’clock when the car in which he was riding was struck by a train at Rooks station near Atkinson. He is survived by a son and a daughter, and one sister, with whom he made his home.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, November 9th, and burial was at Point Caswell Cemetery.
Source: The Pender Chronicle, Burgaw, NC, November 11, 1943
Robert Stephen Driver was the son of Harrison Monroe Driver and Mary Christa Pridgen. He was born in Pender County on 9 Mar 1882. Robert married Tina (Tiney) Lecester Malpass. The two children were: William Hanson Driver and Dorothy Louise Driver.