Morris, IL Train Accident, May 1912
MAN IS KILLED BY FAST TRAIN
Second Victim Claimed Within Two Days
NOBODY SEES ACCIDENTS
GEORGE WUNSCH, AGED 38, A GERMAN, MEETS DEATH ON THE DIVISION STREET CROSSING OF THE ROCK ISLAND--GOLDEN STATE LIMITED TRAIN BELIEVED TO HAVE KILLED BOTH WUNSCH AND JOE SMITH, REMAINS OF LATTER HAVING BEEN PICKED UP AT STOCKDALE WEDNESDAY.
Morris, Ill., May 10 - The second fatal accident within two days resulting from being struck by a train occurred last night in Morris when George Wunsch, aged 38, was killed by a Rock Island train on the Division street crossing of the Rock Island.
The other man killed was Joe Smith, whose remains were scattered along the tracks at Stockdale. Both men are believed to have been killed by the Golden State Limited train. There were no witnesses to either accident.
FOUND NEAR MIDNIGHT
The body of Wunsch was found at 11:20 o'clock last night by Dan Cameron. The body had been thrown against a switch which was found to be bent. It was removed to the Bergeson undertaking establishment.
Wunsch is stated by his friends to be a temperate man and well liked. He was employed at the Coleman Hardware Manufacturing plant and was considered one of the best workmen.
For eleven years Wunsch boarded with Mr. And Mrs. John Reiss, who valued his friendship highly. They have purchased a lot for him in Evergreen cemetary and will see that he gets the best of burial.
Wunsch was a German and is said to have no near relatives.
The inquest was held late this afternoon.
The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon with services at the Reiss home at 8 o'clock.
SMITH'S BODY UNCLAIMED
The body of Joe Smith, the Russian killed at Stockdale, remains unclaimed at the Bergeson morgue. A friend was expected to arrive from Aurora to make some arrangements for the funeral, but as yet he has not appeared. The body will be kept a day or so more, if it not cllaimed it will be buried at the expense of the county.
Morris Daily Herald 1912-05-10