Four Mile Creek, IA Passenger Train Wreck, Aug 1877

RAILWAY WRECK IN IOWA.

A PASSENGER TRAIN GOES CRASHING THROUGH A BRIDGE.

BARNUM'S SHOW CAR GOING DOWN WITH THE REST -- EIGHTEEN PERSONS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN KILLED -- THE WOUNDED.

Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 29. -- Details of the railroad accident on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad at the east branch of Four Mile Creek, seven miles from this city, are beginning to arrive. The number of killed is estimated all the way from ten to fifty. All the train but the sleeping car went down into the stream. The engine is completely out of sight. Barnum's show car went down among the rest, and it is said all of its eleven occupants but one were killed. The following list of the killed and wounded has been received:
The killed:
There are sixteen killed so fas as known. Twelve bodies are out on the banks, as follows:
WILLIAM ROBESTRAW, engineer, Smart, Iowa.
J. K. BOLT and 8 year old daughter, Boone, Iowa.
WM. CUMMINGS, newsboy, Des Moines.
MRS. EMMA BABCOCK, school teacher, Rock Island, Illinois.
E. JABEZ, Cincinnati.
E. PRINCE, Cincinnati.
MRS. WM. CROW, East Des Moines.
M. COGEN, traveller, Peoria, Illinois.
THOMAS DUNAWAY, East Des Moines.
Members of P. T. Barnum's crew:
GEORGE ROCKWELL.
GREEN BERRY.
JOHN PURCELL.
JOHN BRUCE.
CHARLES THOMPSON.
A. MACK.
F. B. BAKER.
MRS. J. K. BOLT, whose husband and daughter are among the killed, is badly injured. MR. BOLT was a prominent citizen and druggist at Boone, Iowa.
The Wounded:
J. M. ADSLEY, of Davenport, Iowa.
DAVID MORGAN, of New Sharon, Iowa, slightly hurt.
C. C. GILMAN, Eddors, Iowa, two ribs broken and otherwise slightly bruised.
W. Y. HUME, Des Moines, slightly in the head.
A. J. PATRICKS, conductor, dangerously.
MRS. D. A. STEBBINS, Panther Creek, Iowa, bruised badly.
S. S. FERGUSON, Andalusia, Ill., slightly.
J. L. GRAHAM and wife, Des Moines, both slightly.

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