SOURCE: The Berkshire County Eagle Pittsfield, Mass. Thursday - August 9, 1860
Shocking And Fatal Railroad Accident
Last Saturday afternoon a gentleman belonging in Baltimore, MD., in company with his wife and three children, left the depot of the Boston and Maine Railroad in this city in the 3 o'clock train for Portland, ME. While the train was stopping at Exeter, N.H., Mr. Hussey stepped into the depot to get some refreshments for his children, which he took to them, and returned for an additional supply, but hearing the bell strike, he hastened to the cars, which had just started, and in attempting to step on board the train, he either missed his footing or his hold upon the rail, and fell between two cars, the wheels of one of which passed diagonally across his breast, neatly severing his body, and killing him instantly.
The agony of Mrs. Hussey and her children upon learning the shocking fate of their husband and father was heart-rending in the extreme, and elicited the deepest sympathy of the other passengers.
Mr. Hussey was apparently about 60 years of age, and with his family was on his way to Portland to visit relatives Boston Journal