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Bradenville, PA Train Accident, Oct 1907

Just west of Bradenville the engine crew of a passenger train saw a foreigner run to the railroad track and kneel in the attitude of prayer. The speed of the train was partially slackened, but the man was struck. One leg was cut off, the other was mangled and he was cut and bruised. He was taken on board the train and brought to the Westmoreland hospital, where he died. Before he lost consciousness he told railroad employes[sic] he had quarreled with his wife. His name was John Dassa.

The Indiana Democrat, Indiana, PA 16 Oct 1907

article | by Dr. Radut