Delavan, WI Train Wreck, Sept 1860 - 5 Killed, 25 Wounded
Collision on the Racine and Mississippi Road - Five Persons Killed and Twenty-five Wounded.
CHICAGO, Saturday, Sept. 15.
The 4:30 P. M. passenger train on the Racine and Mississippi Railroad, going from Racine to Freeport, was run into last night at Delavan, Wisconsin, by a freight train, which had flagged from Racine.
Five passengers were killed and twenty-five wounded, some, it is feared, fatally.
The names of the killed by the collision are as follows:
Mr. BAKER, produce dealer, of Delavan, Wisconsin.
MORGAN SEAVERNS, of Darien.
Mrs. DAVIS, of Sharon.
A son of Mr. CATLIN,
And a son of Mr. STOPFUL, of Delavan.
The train had on board a large party of excursionists, returning from a County Fair at Elkhorn, several of whom were seriously injured.
The New York Times, New York, NY 17 Oct 1860