Fern, IN Train Wreck, Sept 1887

Father and Son Crushed to Death by a Locomotive--

FATHER AND SON KILLED.

MATTOON, Ill., Sept. 19.--Special Telegram--The engine of the east-bound Bee Line Limited express left the rails and turned over at Fern, Ind., this morning, killing Engineer Mike Reddington and his son, who fired for him.

The passengers escaped without serious injury. Reddington was one of the bravest and safest men in the employ of the company.

Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL 20 Sept 1887

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FATHER AND SON KILLED.

MATTOON, Ill., Sept. 20--The Bee Line limited, running between this city and Indianapolis, met with an accident at Fern, Ind., last evening, in which the engine was overturned and Mike Redington, the engineer, and the fireman, Redington's son, were killed.

Daily Gazette, Rockford, IL 20 Sept 1887