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Corinth, KY Train Wreck, Aug 1924

3 of FAMIL [sic] KILLED

COVINGTON, Ky. – (By ASSOCIATED PRESS) – The lowering today of the coffins containing three members of the family of George W Johnson of Covington who were killed late Saturday when their automobile stalled on a rail-road track at Corinth, Ky., as they emerged from a cemetery, will write the final chapter into the tragic outcome of a mourning party.

They had buried Johnson’s step mother at Mason, Ky., Saturday and Johnson, his wife and their two sons and daughter were returning to their home when a freight train bore down on the automobile and smashed it to pieces.

The three will be laid to rest in one grave. There to watch will be Kenneth, age 11, the only one of the party to escape.

Sitting next to his father, he jumped, and later saw his mother, his father and his 9 year old sister THELMA killed and his brother Robert, 10, seriously injured.

Lima News, Lima, OH 11 Aug 1924



article | by Dr. Radut