April 19, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)
[From the exchanges]
Wil Star: A man named Henry Parham, a resident of Robeson county was run over and instantly killed by train No. 1 on the Carolina Central Railroad, near Laurinburg, Monday night. We learn that the unfortunate man was very much under the influence of liquor and lay down on the track and fell asleep.