Byron, CA Train Collision, Dec 1902

SCENE OF HORROR

TERRIBLE WRECK ON THE S.P. LINE NEAR BYRON

Twenty-Three Lives Lost and 27 Injured by the Collision of the Owl and Stockton Flier.

The most disastrous railroad wreck which ever occurred in California happened on Saturday night near Byron. As a result of this catastrophe 23 persons are dead and 27 are more or less seriously injured. The dead are:
ROBERT RENWICK, of Fresno, at San Francisco Morgue.
WILLIAM L. TEMPLE, aged 40, of Oakland, at San Francisco Morgue.
LEONARD S. ERWIN, aged 23, of Oakland, at San Francisco Morgue.
TUMG TAI GUNG, Chinese girl, of 800 Dupont Street, at San Francisco Morgue.
A. H. QUOY, Chinese girl, of 800 Dupont Street, at Martinez Morgue.
RICHARD POST, of Fowler, Cal., at San Francisco Morgue.
YUKIO MIAGOWA, 4 years old.
MRS. ELIZABETH SMITH, wife of GEORGE F., of Fresno, at Martinez Morgue.
CLARENCE D. OLUFS, student, University of California, aged 22, of Fresno.
MISS MABEL VEZEY, student, University of California, aged 19, of Modesto, at Martinez Morgue.
MISS BIRDIE ELLIOTT, aged 22, of 177 Powell Street, at Martinez Morgue.
CHARLES ASPINWALL SESSIONS, aged 53, of Oakland, at Martinez Morgue.
CHARLES OWENS, aged 55, of Fresno, at Martinez Morgue.
MISS EMILY MAYER, aged 18, of San Francisco, at Martinez Morgue.
F. S. EASTMAN, young sailor, Pensacola, at Martinez Morgue.
FONG DICK, Chinese woman, of San Francisco, at Martinez Morgue.
CARL MAYER, aged 7, of San Francisco, at San Francisco Morgue.
Unidentified young white woman, at Oakland Morgue.
MISS ALICE SULLIVAN, of Oaklandl, at Martinez Morgue.
D. J. VERNON, of Fresno, at Fresno Morgue.
Two unidentified Chinese.

The Injured:
ARCHIE KELLER, book agent, Florence, Colo., severe burned face and head, and contusions of the body.
E. LEE, Louisville, Ky., burned, head, face and arms.
MRS. EMILY MAYER, 1042 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, burned face and head.
ROBERTA MAYER, girl, aged 9, 1042 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, burned face and head.
LOUIS C. MAYER, 1042 Golden Gate Avenue, burns, face, head and hands.
CARL MAYER, boy, aged 7, 1042 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, burns, face and head.
J. M. McGUIRE, 972 Center Street, Oakland, slight burns, suffering greatly from the shock.
QUONG CHUNG, Chinese woman, burns of face and head.
J. S. CARROLL, outside agent of the City Street Improvement Company, Fresno, burns of face, hands and arms and contusions.

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