Retreat, IN Fatal Railroad Accident, Nov 1888

Seymour Daily Democrat newspaper, Seymour, IN
Friday 23 November 1888; Page 2, Column 4

Crimes and Causalities (column)

While attempting to cross the J. M. and I. track, near Retreat, this morning, in front of the north-bound J. M. and I. local freight train, John CONDREY, who is supposed to have lived in the neighborhood, was run over by the cars and instantly killed. Coroner Brown held an inquest on his remains this afternoon.
Seymour Daily Democrat newspaper, Seymour, IN
Saturday 24 November 1888; Page 3, Column 5

Crimes and Causalities (column)

William CONDREY, who was killed by a freight train near Retreat, yesterday morning, was 65 years old, a consistent member of the M. E. church and a highly esteemed citizen.

He came to the Retreat neighborhood from Jefferson County, two years ago. He had been at Retreat to make a purchase of a wagon, and started to walk home along the track when he met the train.

The engine struck him, knocking him against the end of a box car. His head and breast were crushed and his back and both legs were broken. Death was instantaneous.

He leaves a wife and several children, three of whom are at home with their mother.

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