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

Search for more information on this disaster and other train wrecks, fires, accidents, etc. in historical newspapers in the Newspaper Archive. You just might find your ancestors in old newspaper articles. Search for your ancestors among the billions of names at ancestry.com Find death records, census images, immigration lists and genealogy other databases for your surnames. Use this Free trial to search for your ancestors. Start Your Family Tree It's FREE and easy. Start with yourself, your parents, grandparents and you're on your way to building your family history! Get Started Now and build your family tree at ancestry.com. It's Free!