John Luther Jones

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Noun1.John Luther Jones - 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)
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Today marks the birthday of an American folk hero -- the famous railroad engineer John Luther Jones, far better known as Casey Jones, born in the town of Cayce, Kentucky.
Born John Luther Jones in 1864, he became a brakeman on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad sometime in the early 1880s before aspiring to be a fireman shortly after.