Funeral of Mrs. Spangler Held Berwyn Today June 19, 1922 Daily Ardmoreite, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
Funeral of Mrs. Spangler Held Berwyn Today Mother Rushed on Track of Train in Effort to Save Her Child; Babe Is Uninjured
In a desperate attempt to save her infant child from death under the wheels of an approaching train, Mrs. Earl K. Spangler, 33, wife of a section laborer on the Santa Fe railroad, was killed by the southbound train Friday afternoon about 4:15 o’clock a short distance from Berwyn.
Mrs. Spangler who lived with her husband and seven children in a small dwelling in a settlement of section workers situated along the Santa Fe just north of Berwyn went into her garden early Friday afternoon taking with her the baby. During her work, Mrs. Spangler failed to notice that the child had wandered off and on hearing the whistle of the approachingtrain, looked up to see it on the track a short distance from the engine.
The child on hearing the mother’s screams, began screaming for the mother who rushed toward the tracks where the child was. Just as the engine came to the point where the child was standing, the mother gave the child a push, sent it to safety, while she fell under the wheels, badly mutilating the body.
The train was brought to a stop, but too late to avert the accident. The body of Mrs. Spangler was brought to Ardmore Friday and taken in charge by the Harvey Brothers, funeral directors. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at $:00 at the Berwyn cemetery.
Relatives of both Mr. And Mrs. Spangler are expected to arrive before the burial.