Granby, TX Auto And Train Crash, Apr 1931


Commerce, April 27. - (AP) - Five persons were dead today as the result of a grade crossing accident yesterday at Granby, a small community near Commerce.
The dead were CLYDE JACKSON, his two sons, BILLY, 5, and GAFFORD, 12, PRESTON BEGGS, 18, and ALLIE HUTCHINSON, 26.
The small automobile in which they were riding was struck by a Cotton Belt passenger train. The crossing was considered dangerous because the road lies in a deep cut and brush screens the view of the railway.
All the victims were related, living on farms near the scene of the accident. They had gone to borrow a thermometer for Jackson's wife, who was ill. JACKSON is survived by his widow, daughters, HUTCHINSON by his widow and four children, and BEGGS by his mother, three sisters, and three brothers.

Corsicana Daily Sun Texas 1931-04-27