Newman, GA Train Hits Wagon, Aug 1887

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THREE PREACHERS KILLED.

Newman, Ga., Aug. 12. -- Three negro preachers were instantly killed and one is dying from injuries received in a railroad collision yesterday.
REV. WILLIAM UPSHAW, REV. GREEN GEORGE, REV. ERNST COLWELL and REV. DANIEL ISRAEL, of Pike County, hired a country wagon drawn by two mules with which to drive into this place, where the African Methodist Episcopal conference was in session. While crossing the railroad track the wagon was struck by a train, and GEORGE, COLWELL and ISRAEL were instantly killed. UPSHAW receiving injuries from which he will die.

Waterloo Courier Iowa 1887-08-24