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Berry, AL Train Wreck, Sept 1902

OVER ONE HUNDRED KILLED AND MAIMED

Frightful Wreck Occurs on the Southern Railway Near Berry, Alabama.

THIRTY ARE KILLED; EIGHTY-ONE INJURED

Excursion Train Left Track on Steep Embankment and the Coaches Rolled Over and Over, Being Crushed Like Egg Shells.

Birmingham, Ala., September 1 – While rounding a curve on a high embankment near Berry, Ala., at 9:30 o'clock this morning the engine and four cars of an excursion train on the Southern railway leaped from the track and rolled over and over, smashing the coaches into kindling wood and causing the instant death of thirty persons and the injury of eighty-one others. Physicians say, at least, twenty-nine of the injured cannot live.

With the exception of H. M. DUDLEY, trainmaster of the Southern railway, living at Birmingham: J. W. CROOK, engineer, and ROSCOE SHELBY, of Columbus, Miss., and MRS. MARIE COX, all the dead and injured are negroes who had taken advantage of excursion rates from points in Mississippi to Birmingham.

The Dead.
The dead whites are:
H. M. DUDLEY, trainmaster of the Southern railway, Birmingham.
J. W. CROOK, engineer.
ROSCOE SHELBY, Columbus, Miss.
The dead negroes are:
JIM SMITH, Isola.
LILLIE MARTIN and Child, Columbus, Miss.
CHARLEY CARP, Columbus, Miss.
EZEL PATTERSON, West Point, Miss.
ED CLARKE, Columbus, Miss.
NUTE GREEN, Columbus, Miss.
WILLIE THOMPSON, Columbus, Miss.
Twenty Dead whose bodies have not been identified.

Fatally Injured Negroes.
EMMETT LEROY, Columbus, Miss.
JOHN McREVEY, fireman, Cleburn, Miss.
______ JOHNSON, Columbus, Miss.
SIMON GITON, Columbus, Miss.
WILLIAM TAYLOR, Columbus, Miss.
JOHN THOMPSON, Columbus, Miss.
BEN LONG, Columbus, Miss.
JOE ALEXANDER, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
GEORGE BARNETT, Greenville, Miss.
P. W. JULIAN, Fayette, Miss.
ALFRED MATTHEWS, Columbus, Miss.
ROBERT PHILLIPS, Columbus, Miss.
LEE WILSON, Waverly, Miss.
EDMOND YOUNG, Columbus, Miss.
JIM BLACK, West Point, Miss.
GEORGE O'NEIL, Greenwood, Miss.
MOLLIE KING, Mooney, Miss.
LULA SHAW, Greenwood, Miss.
ESTELLA BROWN, Greenwood, Miss.
LEE WILLIAMS, West Point, Miss.
LENA McNEIL, Columbus, Miss.
SALBURY MASON, Pheba, Miss.
JOHN ROSS, Columbus, Miss.
WALTER MASON, Hudson, Miss.
ALFRED RICHARDSON, Hudson, Miss.
WILLIE BROWN, West Point, Miss.
ALLEN SNOW, Eupora, Miss.
I. C. CHANDLER, Columbus, Miss.
KID CLARK, Columbus, Miss.
TONY BUSH, Columbus, Miss.

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