Bellaire, OH Train Wreck, Sept 1907
FIFTEEN KILLED IN A WRECK
OPERATOR GIVES TRAIN WRONG TRACK AND COLLISION IS RESULT.
ENGINEER'S LEG CUTOFF
"SPRING CHICKEN" THEATRICAL COMPANY ESCAPE WITH SHAKEUP.
Wheeling, W. Va. --- Fifteen men were killed and a score injured, a number fatally, at Bellaire, Ohio, Saturday afternoon, when the Chicago and Wheeling express train on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad crashed into a freight train which was moving slowly on a siding. RICHARD CARLE and his musical comedy organization "The Spring Chicken" company, were in the wreck.
ALFRED DOLBY musical director of the organization, is among the dead. JOHN JAMISON, manager of the company, is also injured.
The killed are:
EDWARD HEINZE, Wheeling.
WILLIAM SHAW, Wheeling.
KARL BERTRAM, Woodfield, Ohio.
L. N. GALBRAITH, Newark, Ohio.
F. E. MOTZ, Newark, Ohio.
T. A. DUNLAP, passenger fireman.
LIPSCOMB, passenger engineer.
W. J. JOHNSON, frieght [sic] engineer, Newark, Ohio
HARRY ENGLISH, Connorsville, Ohio.
CURTIS LAFFERTY, Cambridge, Ohio.
H. PETERSON, Hoboken, New Jersey.
ALFRED DOLBY, New York.
HAROLD ZEITZ, newsboy, Massilon, [sic] Ohio.
TWO UNKNOWN MEN.
List of Injured.
JOHN HAWK, Pittsburg, chest crushed.
AUGUST MEDER, New York, body crushed.
FRANK BROWN, New York, legs and back injured.
FOREST JACKSON, Cambridge, Ohio, neck badly hurt, legs injured.
CLARENCE JOHNSON, Cambridge, Ohio, back and hips injured.
LEO RALPH, Quaker City, Ohio, head and back crushed
D. E. CLOVER, Klee, Ohio, Crushed about chest and lungs.
WILLIAM B. BOKODICK, Benwood, West Virginia, hips crushed, one leg amputated.
WILLIAM ANDERSON, Mississippi, probably internally.
BARNEY DAILY, Pittsburgh, right leg cut off, head crushed.
JAMES GRIFFIN, Bayonne City, New Jersey, injured about hips.
WILLIAM FERRELL, Albany, New York, cut and bruised.
W. C. BESANT, chief mail clerk, Zanesville, Ohio, cut about head and body; will die.
C.E. KNER, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, mail clerk, head and back injured.
E. G. BLUGH, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, head injured and arm bruised.