Last Edited=10 Apr 2005
Obituary: "Constantine Gaume, of Louisville, employed under Section Foreman Louis Rebrassier, met with a cruel death at Stark Siding, at about 7:30 o'clock Monday morning. Only ten minutes before Mr. Gaume had been put to work cleaning a switch. He had his cap drawn over his ears and did not hear a local shifter which was approaching. A brakeman called to him but failed to attract his attention and several cars passed over the unfortunate man's body, which was badly mangled. The remains were taken to Miller and Blanchard's undertaking rooms at Canton and later were brought to Louisville by Undertaker Paquelet. Constantine Gaume was born in Connecticut, February 26, 1854, and was nearly 51 years old. When less than two years old his parents came to Louisville and Mr. Gaume lived here ever since. His wife and two sons, Leo and Charles, survive him. His aged mother, Mrs. Josephine Gaume, lives in Louisville, and one sister, Mrs. Peter Moinet, lives at St. Johns, Mich. For a period of nine years Mr. Gaume was marshall of the village of Louisville. He was of a quiet nature and had numerous friends who were greatly grieved because of his sad death. Funeral services were held at St. Louis Catholic church, Wednesday morning, and were conducted by Rev. F. Senner. Burial was made in the Catholic cemetery." [Source: Louisville Herald, February 23, 1905] He shows up in 1870 census age 18, railroad worker with sisters Florin, age 15 (see obit for Angelina Florence Octavia Gaume Moinet). In the 1880 census for Nimishillen, Stark Co., Ohio there is a listing of a (son) of Josephine Gaume with a occupation listed as town marshal, age 26.