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Scranton, PA Lackawanna Station Train Accident, Sept 1897

BEHEADED BY A TRAIN.

SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 20.----Charles Newcomb of Conkling, O., was beheaded at the Lackawanna station this morning. He was in charge of a car of poultry en route from New York city. Newcomb had gone into the restaurant for his breakfast, the train started and in trying to board a car he fell beneath the wheels and was instantly killed.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 21 Sept 1897



article | by Dr. Radut