Ardmore, OK Train Wreck, May 1902

PLUNGES THROUGH TRESTLE

Disastrous Railroad Wreck in the Indian Territory.

ARDMORE, I. T., May 20 - A construction train on the Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf railway plunged through a high trestle twelve miles east of Ardmore this morning. Four men were killed and twenty-one injured, seven of the latter fatally.

Among those believed to be fatally hurt is A. M. OLIPHANT, a prominent attorney of Tishomingo, who was riding home on the work train. The other dead and injured are all members of the construction gang or train crew.

All are white. The dead:
CHARLES A. BLACK.
JAMES DOLAN.
J. R. GAINES.
JIM HOFEGOOD.
Fatally injured:
A. M. OLIPHANT.
JAMES WEAR.
ED CLARK.
HOPE JOY.
A. D. FURNEY.
WILLLIAM SHIPP.
Unknown Man.

Seven were seriously and the remainder slightly injured.

The railroad officials aer[sic] unable to assign a reason for the wreck. The train was running at the rate of eight miles an hour when the forward car jumped the track, followed by the rear of the train, a dozen cars pilling up in a heap thirty feet below.

The railroad officials are unable to [sic]

The dead and injured were brought to this city. The injured were placed in the hospital where they were given every attention.

The Nebraska State Journal Lincoln Nebraska 1902-05-21

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Train Dashes Through Trestle

TRAIN DASHES THROUGH TRESTLE, KILLING FOUR.

ARDMORE, I. T., May 20.-A construction train was wrecked this morning twelve miles east of Ardmore, on the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf road, in which four men were killed and seventeen wounded, four fatally.

A score of the injured men were brought to Ardmore for medical treatment.

J. R. GAINS died shortly after he reached the city. Conductor Roberts was badly hut but will recover.

The wreck occurred on a high trestle the work train dashing through twenty or twenty-five feet down the embankment. The engine remained on the track.
A. M. Oliphant is a prominent attorney of Tishamingo. He was riding on the caboose.

Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV 20 May 1902