Smith Crook, WI Train Accident, Mar 1879
Detroit, March 31.--- A baggage car and first coach, engine and tender on east bound night express on Grand Trunk railway was ditched near Smith Crook, Saturday night. The brakeman, Henry Wilson, was killed instantly, and Thomas Cowan, fireman, severely scalded, died last night. Engineer Waters was scalded but not serious.
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 31 Mar 1879