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Eden, CO Train Disaster - First Report, Known Dead - part 1

OVER 100 KILLED IN RAILROAD ACCIDENT

PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. 8. --- The number of dead in last night's disaster on the D. & R. G. will, from appearances at 10 o'clock be about 125, the majority of whom are Denver people, with some from Utah and the Western slope also among the list. The wreck is the worst in the history of Colorado railroading, when train No. 11, the Missouri Pacific flyer, crashed through a bridge over Dry Creek near Eden, about eight miles from Pueblo at 8 o'clock last night. It is estimated that of the 125 passengers on board the ill-fated train between eighty and a hundred lost their lives, either under the waters of the creek or beneath the wreckage. Immediately upon receipt of the news here a special train bearing all available physicians and surgeons and all resident officials on both the Missouri Pacific and Rio Grande hurried to the scene. About eleven o'clock another train bearing coffins, stretchers and a number of police officers was sent out. The alarm was sent out by Fireman MAYFIELD, who escaped from the wreck practically uninjured. The first train from the wreck arrived here at two o'clock this morning bearing seventeen, so far as is known, all who escaped from the wreck with their lives.

The wrecked train was the Missouri Pacific No. 11, St. Louis World's Fair Flyer from Denver, running over the Rio Grande tracks. Dry Creek is a tributary to Fountain creek.

Dry Creek is fifty feet wide and fifteen feet deep with water flowing over a trestle. The engine got nearly across, but slipped back and with the baggage car, smoker and chair cars plunged into the water, the engine falling on its right side. The chair car was carried a half mile down Fountain creek and the baggage car and the smoker have not, at this hour been found. Following is a list of the known dead.
DR. W. H. MOCK,
MISS ELLA WOOD,
W. H. LAMON,
MISS MINNIE SEELEY,
LOWELL DURMAN,
A. E. HOES, Pueblo,
MRS. STEPHENS, Northampton, Mass.,
CAPT. FRANK H. WHITMAN, quartermaster Second United States infantry, Ft. Logan,
HENRY HINMAN, engineer, Denver,
___ ____ SEWARD.
MRS. IRENE WRIGHT and daughter, Pueblo, whose bodies were found at the junction of Fountain and Arkansas rivers in Pueblo

The revised list of the dead up to 3 p. m. today is as follows:
BUD SEWARD, Pueblo,
MISS CARRIE DOWNEY, Pueblo,
DON CAMPBELL, Pueblo,
MRS. ELLA STEVENS, Northampton, Mass.,
GEORGE ENGLAND, Pueblo,
J. W. WRIGHT, painter, Pueblo,
MISS LEONARD, Chicago,
A. S. MAXWELL, Pueblo,
JOSEPH F. BISHOP, architect, Pueblo,
GEORGE BECK, salesman, Pueblo,
JESSIE E. GRAY, Denver,
MISS TINA WALK, Pueblo,
J. G. GRAHAM, Florence,
JOSEPH TURNER, brakeman, Littleton,

Known dead not identified:
JAMES H. SMITH, conductor, Denver,
MISS MINNIE DAVIS, Pueblo,
MISS ELSIE ROLAND, Lindberg, Kan.,
MISS HADENBURG, Salina, Kan.,
DR. W. H. MUNN, Pueblo,
MRS. JOHN MOLITOR, Pueblo,
GENEVIEVE, MOLITOR, Pueblo,
MARY MOLITER (aged 2), Pueblo,
MISS IDA LEONARD, Pueblo,
MRS. MARY PRICE, LaSalle, Ills.,
HUGH M'CRACKITT, Aurora, Ill.,
EDWARD KNIGHT, Pueblo,
MISS FLORENCE WALTER, cashier Childs Mercantile Company, Pueblo,
EDWARD CURTIS, bricklayer, 822 East Seventh street, Pueblo,
GEORGE ELLINGTON, Colorado Springs,
____ ____ BETHEL, Cripple Creek,
MISS DOROTHY JOHNSON, Pueblo,
HERBERT GRAVES, plumber, Pueblo,
MISS PEARL HOPPER, East Pueblo,
WILLIAM HUGHES, tinner, Pueblo,
MRS. JAS. KEATING and child, Pueblo,

The following who are still missing are believed to be dead:
MRS. GEORGE WEST, widow of former Mayor George West of Pueblo,
MRS. McKEE, mother of MRS. McFEELEY,
MARGARET DONNELLY, Pueblo,
MISS STURGEON, Pueblo,
DR. E. C. STIMMEL, Pueblo,

Those known to be on the train and now missing are:
HUGH McCRACKEN, Aurora, Ill.,
CLYDE PRICE, Aurora, Ill.,
MISS EMMA WOOD, Pueblo,
MRS. JAMES KEAHLEY, 216 E. Fourth street, Pueblo,
MRS. GEORGE WEST, home unknown,
MRS. TILLIE THOMPSON and little daughter,
F. C. BOCHMANN,
MRS. STEARNS, sister of BOCKMANN,
MISS EDNA KROTTER, 1716 Boulder street, Denver,
Sister of JOHN K. KROTTER of Neff's Brewery,
HARRY HOUGH, Pueblo,
FRANK BODMAN, Northampton, Mass.,
ALEXANDER S. MAXWELL, Pueblo,
MARK McDONALD, Pueblo,
FRED MAHONEY, Pueblo,
THOMAS SULLIVAN, Pueblo,
L. B. DUNHAM, 1243 Bragdon, ave., Pueblo,
VINNIE SELBY, stenographer Congressman Hogg, 1045 Spruce street, Denver,
EDWARD KNIGHT, Denver,
T. S. REESE, express messenger, Denver.
B. T. LASHELL, Denver,
MISS PINE, telephone girl, Pueblo,
MRS. J. M. KILLEN and boy, Denver,
W. H. LAMOON and wife, Denver,
JESSE E. GRAY, Denver,
MRS. EDWARD P. GARLAND and four children (EDWARD, 12; WALTER, 10; LILLIAN, 7; RALPH, 2), 2450 Thirty-eighth avenue, Denver

The following list was brought into Pueblo saved:
Fireman MAYFIELD, Pueblo,
____ ____ FISHER, Pueblo,
C. C. MERSON, Ft. Scott, Kan.,
E. C. WILSON, Coffeyville, Kan.,
PETER R. BRAUN, Maiden, Mass.,
H. H. DORN, Cleveland, O.,
MISS JESSIE DERSON, Salt Lake,
H. G. CRABBEE, Salt Lake,
MR. and MRS. DINNANZI and daughter, Texarkana,
O. S. GALBREATH, Durango,
MR. and MRS. ANDERSON,
MR. and MRS. BELL, Denver,

The bodies of three young women evidently tourists, two other passengers and the engineer were recovered this morning. It is feared that many bodies may be washed away beyond recovery. A small army of men is at work.

Continued, part 2 (below)

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