Boston Post, June 12, 1942, p. 10
ELDER DIES UNDER TRAIN
Young Missionary Victim in Brookline
The missionary career of Elder Seth E. Pulley, 23 of North Logan, Utah, attached to the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, came to a tragic end yesterday afternoon when he fell beneath the wheels of a train near the Beaconsfield railroad station, in Brookline.
Authorities said the young minister had been making missionary visits in Brookline when he accidentally fell under the moving train. Associates said he was looking forward to visiting his mother, Mrs. Zina Pulley of North Logan, whom he had not seen since 20 months ago. His missionary term would have been completed in four months.
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Deseret News: June 12, 1942, p. 6
Deseret News: June 15, 1942, p. 14
Train in East Kills Utahn
Elder Seth E. Pulley Was On Mission
LOGAN — Cache County relatives and friends of Seth E. Pulley, 24, esteemed Logan youth who has been laboring as a missionary in the New England States field, were stunned Friday upon receiving word that he was killed Thursday afternoon by a train at Brookline, Mass.
Elder Pulley had recently been set apart as the district president, with headquarters at Brookline. He was a son of Mrs. Zina Rogers Pulley of 549 East Third North Street.
According to word received today from Brookline, Elder Pulley was standing at the Beaconsfield Station of the Boston and Albany Railroad, when he fell beneath the wheels of a suburban passenger train and was decapitated. By his side was a brief case full of Mormon tracts.
For hours his body remained unidentified. Finally identification was established by two of his missionary companions, Lowell Bishop and Robert Ward, who had been tracting in the neighborhood of the station
NOTIFIED LAST NIGHT
Mrs. Pulley was notified of the accident at 10 p.m. Thursday.
Seth left for the mission field in October of 1940 and had labored in Nashua, N. H.; Skowhegan, Maine, and Hamden, Conn., before being called as a district president, at which time he moved his headquarters to Brookline.
The son of Zina Rogers Pulley and the late Edward Parley Pulley, who was employed at the Logan City Power Plant in Logan Canyon, Seth was born in Logan August 19, 1917. After completing his grade school education, he entered the Logan High School from which he graduated, and then attended the Utah State Agricultural College for two years. He was a student there when he accepted the call to become a missionary.
Throughout his life he had been industrious and righteous living. As early as 1929, Seth became a carrier boy at the Cache Valley Herald, which was then printed at Federal Avenue in Logan. He continued in the employ of the Herald Journal until he left for his mission, having worked as a carrier boy, mailer in charge of the mail circulation, and also later assisting in the business department as a bookkeeper.
ACTIVE IN WARD
As a member of the Logan Fifth Ward he served as president of the junior genealogical group, was a member of the Fifth Ward YMMIA presidency, and for several years was secretary of the elders quorum. He was ordained a seventy before leaving on his mission.
In a letter he wrote his mother on June 4 from Brookline, he told of his appointment as a district president but said that he would not stay long in that city since he was making arrangements to go elsewhere.
The body will be sent to Logan under the direction of the New England mission president and services will be held in the Logan Fifth Ward Chapel at a time to be announced.
Surviving Elder Pulley besides his mother are the following brothers and sister: Mrs. Veta [sic] A. Whatcott, Orion S. Pulley and Maon F. Pulley of Logan; Mrs. Leora Gowans of Tooele, Dr. Hamlet C. Pulley of Eagle Rock Calif.; Rodmar L. Pulley of Stockton, Calif.; First Lieut. Boyd H. Pulley of Ft. Winfield Scott, Calif.; and Eva Pulley of Baltimore, Md.