Hicksville, OH Train Wreck, Oct 1891
Train wreck on the b. & o.
Baltimore, Oct. 14. --- A train on the Baltimore & Ohio, which left Chicago to-day [sic] at 10:10 a.m. Met with a serious accident at 2:31 p.m. At Hicksville, twenty miles from Garrett, Indiana. The train consisted of an engine, tender, baggage car, smoker, ladies' coach and the private car of Vice-President KING. The whole train left the track, and the sleeper, ladies' coach and private car went over an embankment. The smoker and baggage car hung on to the engine and were kept on the bed of the road.
Two passengers were killed, five seriously and several slightly injured. The killed are:
THOMAS WATERSTONE, Bridgewater O.
A. G. MATHERS, of Boon, [sic] Iowa
The seriously injured are J. W. GRUBACK and wife, Mansfield, Ohio; MRS. SARAH SNYDER, Porter, Ohio; MRS. THOMAS WATERSTONE, Bridgewater, Ohio; MISS RHODA WOODALL, Buffalo, N.Y. Vice-President KING was shaken up but otherwise uninjured. It was first reported that the private car of EMMONS BLAINE was attached to the train and that he was a passenger therein but the report is now learned to be erroneous. All trains are running to-night [sic], the track having been cleared.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 15 --- A Commercial Gazette special from Ft. Wayne, Ind., says : The cause of the Baltimore & Ohio wreck was the spreading of rails while the train was passing through Hicksville at a high rate of speed. Besides two killed, fifty other passengers were badly injured, of whom ten may die. All the public buildings have been turned into hospitals and surgeons from Defiance and this place are attending to them. Vice-President KING, who was in the private car, was badly wounded.
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 14 --- The latest advices to-night [sic] from the scene of the Baltimore & Ohio wreck assert that many more passengers are injured than mentioned in the first report. The railroad officials, however, will not talk, and as they control all the telegraph wires in the vicinity no information can be had tonight except through them.
Ogden Standard Examiner Utah 1891-10-15