Brosseau Junction, QB Train And Auto Collision, Aug 1935

7 KILLED WHEN SPEED TRAIN CRASHES AUTO.

FIVE MEN AND TWO WOMEN VICTIMS IN CAR WITH MAINE LICENSES.

ACCIDENT IN CANADA.

SIX DIE INSTANTLY WHEN MACHINE IS CRUSHED UNDER MOTOR TRAIN.

Montreal, Aug. 10 (UP) -- All seven passengers in an automobile bearing Maine license plates were killed today when the Waterloo motor-train crashed into the car at a crossing three miles west of Brosseau Junction.
The dead were identified as:
MR. and MRS. CHARLES TALBOT, Waterville, Me.
OVIDE TALBOT, Waterville, Me.
HYPOLITE TALBOT, Waterville, Me., a mill worker, about 30, with a wife and two children, recently moved from Augusta, Me., and owner of the wrecked car.
MRS. GEORGES GENESSEE, Magog, Que.
Brothers LAURENTIN and MAXIMILLIAN of the Maris Monastery at La Prairie.
Six of the passengers were killed instantly, the seventh dying of injuries shortly afterward.
Ambulances were dispatched from Montreal to bring back the bodies. Provincial police had only meager details of the accident but the automobile was said to have been demolished beneath the wheels of the speeding train.

ALL VICTIMS BELIEVED FROM SINGLE FAMILY.
Waterville, Me., Aug. 10 (AP) -- Seven persons killed near Montreal today when a Maine car was struck by a train on a grade crossing were believed to be member of a local French Canadian family who had gone to the Canadian city to bring two lay brothers in a Roman Catholic order for a visit.
Relatives here of HYPOLITE TALBOT, to whom the demolished car bearing Maine plates "FA-140"
was registered, said he left here Thursday for Montreal, accompanied by his parents, MR. and MRS. CHARLES TALBOT, his brother, OVIDE and his cousin, PETER TALBOT.
The two clerics whom they were to bring here were GIRARR TALBOT, HYPOLITE'S brother, and CYRIL TALBOT, HYPOLITE'S cousin and PETER'S brother.

The Syracuse Herald New York 1935-08-04

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Ovide

Ovide Talbot (my great grandfather) was married to Lena Genesse and had two little girls at home. He wasn't from a single family home.