Portland, IN Train Accident, Sept 1910

Train Kills Despondent.

Typhoid Delirium Prompts Man to Seek Death Beneath Engine.

Portland, Ind., Sept. 28. – Theodore GLASSFORD, 36 years old, was instantly killed this afternoon when he stepped in front of a Lake Erie & Western passenger train. Every bone in his body was crushed. He had been suffering from typhoid fever and wandered from his home in a delirium, drinking carbolic acid just before his fatal leap. His father died last Friday. Two brothers and three sisters survived. Funeral services will be held Friday.

The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN 29 Sept 1910