Geneva, NY Wagon And Train Crash, Feb 1900
BY A FAST EXPRESS.
SIX MEMBERS OF A FAMILY ARE HURLED TO INSTANT DEATH.
DISASTER OCCURRED ON A CROSSING.
DIN OF A WINTER'S GALE DROWNED THE THUNDER OF THE APPROACHING TRAIN, AND THE HORSE WAS DRIVEN INTO THE VERY JAWS OF DEATH - GRUESOME FEATURES OF THE ACCIDENT.
Geneva, N.Y., Feb. 26. - A carriage containing seven persons was struck by an express train on the Lehigh Valley Railroad at Tuttle's crossing.
The dead - MRS. AMY SMITH, 48; BERT SMITH, 23; MISS MIRANDA SMITH, 20; GLEE SMITH, 15; CATHERINE SMITH, 8. The injured - PORTER SMITH, husband of Mrs. Smith and father of the other victims; GARDNER SMITH, 21.
The family had spent the evening at a friend's house near Tuttle Corner's crossing, and started home a little before midnight. The carriage in which they rode was a three-seated affair. PORTER SMITH and his son occupied the front seat. Before reaching the crossing the carriage was stopped and MR. SMITH listened for the train, but did not hear it in the howling gale.
The horses had just crossed the track in safety when the engine of the express crashed down upon the carriage and its occupants. GARDNER SMITH, who was the least injured, crawled to a station nearby and secured assistance. The bodies of MRS. SMITH and her daughter MIRANDA were carried for a mile on the cowcatcher of the engine.
The Daily Herald Delphos Ohio 1900-02-26