The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Saturday, October 2, l875
A B.&M. R.R. Train Jumps The Track.
We are again called upon to chronicle another sad accident by rail. We give below a list of unfortunate sufferers from injuries received.
The accident is one of the unaccountable ones, and for which no one seems to be blameable -- caused it is believed by the spreading of the track. It happened on the B.&M. Rail Road, about two miles this side of Woodburn, almost on the division line between Lucas and Clarke Counties. It was train No. 3, which left here yesterday at 8:10 a.m., in charge of Conductor LEE.
The tender jumped the track followed by the mail car and one containing some fine horses of Ex-Governor Stanford, of California. These, luckily, did not go over the bank. The baggage car followed by three coaches, rolled over a bank twelve feet in height. The following list of killed and wounded was telegraphed to Division Superintendent, T.J. POTTER, from whom a Gazette reporter learns that the wounded are doing well at the present with no expectancy of any more deaths:
JOHN POWERS, a laborer in the employ of the company.
JOHN SLINGLUFF, Burlington, internal injuries.
J.D. HAYMAKER, Albia, contusion of the neck.
MRS. MARY CRAWFORD, Dowagiac, Mich., bruised
about the face, slightly.
MARGARET MACKEY, slightly bruised about the head
MRS. MARIETTA CASSELLS, San Francisco, slightly
bruised about the back.
JAMES GRADINGS, rib broken and left collar bone
J.B. GOSSAGE, Ottumwa, slightly bruised about the
DELL STEWART, Osceola, bruised about the head,
ROBERT NAIRNS, Scotland, right fore arm broken.
One child of MR. NAIRNS, slightly bruised.
MRS. P. LAUGHLIN and child, of Rome, somewhat
MRS. P. BARKER, Rome, right arm slightly injured at
JOHN BULLOCK, of Chariton, had cut on the face.
THOS. CARMICHAEL, Mt. Pleasant, employee,
contusion about head, face and body.
GEORGE PRICE, Chillicothe, right leg bruised and
lacerated below the knee.
JOHN MAHONY, a laborer in the employ of the
company, shoulder bruised.
J. MCMANUS, employee, bruised about the hips and
MRS. LUCY BENSON, of Woodburn, Iowa, leg
broken below the knee.
WILLIAM MORH, severe cut in face.
B. GARRITY, slightly injured about face and arm.
JOHN CLARK, slightly cut on head.
MRS. J. TOWNSEND, somewhat cut about the head
L.D. LAYHAN, injured about head and back.
MOLLIE BARRINGTON, slightly bruised.
GEORGE HUMPHREY, brakeman, slightly bruised.
JOHN KENNEDY, Engineer, Creston, slightly cut over
THEODORE FARRELL, slightly cut on head.
G. KING and A. STONE, slightly injured.
Conductor LEE, arm slightly injured.
Baggageman ROCKHOLD, slightly bruised in the face.
The train went forward after a delay of five hours. Dr. J. Ransom, of Burlington, with the following assistants, Dr. W.H. Gibbon, Chariton; Dr. E.M. Laws, of Osceola; Dr. H.A. Gibbon, Creston; and Dr. J. Reynolds of Afton, were promptly on the ground and cared for the injured, the most dangerously hurt of whom are now at Woodburn and Osceola.
Eight more were wounded than at first reported:
E.E. EDWARDS, of Chariton, ankle sprained.
S.S. MARTIN, Chariton, slight cut above the eye.
F.J. TAYLOR, Emerson, slightly bruised.
CHARLES RASPE, Jamestown, California, right leg
and left shoulder bruised.
C.D. AMES, St. Louis, cut on face.
J.S. CAMPBELL, Chicago, slight bruise.
A.M. JUDKINS, Boston, slight bruise.
RACHEL GORDON, Marion, Indiana, cut on ankle and
All the wounded are doing well........
-- Burlington Gazette, Sept. 28.
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January 23, 2004