Homewood, IL Train Accident, Dec 1891

Three Persons Killed

Chicago, Dec. 11.--Two women and an infant were instantly killed at Homewood this evening by a “Big Four” express train on the Illinois Central tracks and another woman just escaped a similar fate. Those killed were: Mrs. MARY WITT and Mrs. ANNA GOTSCHALK and the infant child of the latter, while Mrs. WITT’s sister-in-law, AUGUSTA WITT, was only saved by throwing herself from in front of the train. The three women were caught in the dusk on the track just outside of the village returning home after a visit during the day with a friend.

The Aspen Weekly, Aspen, CO 12 Dec 1891