Baileytown, IN Electric Train - Car Accident, Nov 1938

Electric Train Kills 3 Children; Mother Injured

Gary, Ind., Nov. 12.-(AP)-Three children were killed and a woman was injured dangerously late today when their motor car was struck by a South Shore electric train at the Baileytown crossing 15 miles east of here.

Dead are Evelyn Tiemann, 16; her sister, Jennie Tiemann, 2; and Maxine Coonrod, 13.

Mrs. Edwin Tiemann, 35, driver of the automobile and mother of the two children, was near death tonight in Mercy hospital here. Physicians said her skull was fractured.

Herman Joers of Michigan City, motorman of the train, said, Mrs. Tiemann, driving along Dunes highway parallel to the railroad, turned directly into the path of the train. The victims were en route to visit friends.

Morning Star, Rockford, IL 13 Nov 1938


Finally found it

This was my grandmother who survived, and my would be 2 aunts and a friend that did not. I have heard stories and have tried to research the pain my grandmother went through in her life. I finally found an article once I found some dates on and the internet.

May God be with them. I have spent my whole life and wished I could have known them all, Lovely names, one living uncle is still here. I hope God has them all in his arms of Peace.

Thank you for the information.

Cindy Tiemann