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Wilson Mills, NC Train Accident, Mar 1890


Taken to His Home and Died on the Way.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 21.---At Wilson Mills this morning on the North Carolina railroad, B. M. Upchurch, a baggage master, was run over by a shifting train and received fatal injuries. He was uncoupling cars while in motion and got his foot caught between the track and guard rail. The car passed over him crushing his leg which was fastened and one arm almost entirely off. His home was in this city and he was brought here this evening, but died while being carried from depot to his home.

The Knoxville Journal, Knoxville, TN 22 Mar 1890

article | by Dr. Radut