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Sullivan, IL Train Accident, Oct 1909

Steals Ride on Train, Killed.

James R. Liston, 18 years old, was killed by falling under a freight train at Sullivan. He and two companions had been stealing a ride and were attempting to get off when Liston slipped. Twenty cars passed over his body.

Herald, Arlington Heights, IL 8 Oct 1909



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