Boston, MA Terrible Train Wreck At Bussey Bridge, Mar 1887

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MISS NORRIS, West Roxbury.
WEBSTER DRAKE, Conductor, Dedham.
MR. ADAMS, Roslindale.
BARRACK CORINTH, West Roxbury.
MISS SWALLOW, Washington St., Roslindale.
MISS IDA ADAMS, 16 years, Boston.
ROSE WALSH, Park St., West Roxbury.
ALBERT S. JOHNSON, 40 years, Roslindale.
PETER SWASHAN, tailor, 45 years, Roslindale.
EMMA O. HILL, Roslindale, was the sole support of an aged mother and invalid sister, identified at city hospital morgue.
HATTIE J. DUDLEY, Roslindale.
MISS M. L. ODICORNE, Dover, N. H., employed on Summer St., Boston
GEORGE NORTH, Spring Street Station.
FRANK E. HEWINS, West Roxbury.
CHARLES SWAN, Boston.
MARY MURPHY, aged 22, Roslindale.
GEORGE METCALF, Boston.
MRS. G. W. WATTS.

Ogdensburg Advance & Democrat New York 1887-03-17

List of the Injured (Taken from the Boston Daily Globe 1887-03-15)
C. F. DRAKE, badly shaken up.
GEORGE FORD, arm broken.
JOHN TRIPP, Brakeman, internally injured.
W. C. McALLISTER, Dedham, internally injured.
R. WEIMAR, Roslindale, slightly injured.
H. A. BILLINGS, Roslindale, head injured.
BENJAMIN F. FAVOR.
MR. ALBERT BURDETTE, Dedham, slightly injured.
J. H. DRAYTON, SR., Dedham, wrists and two fingers broken.
MISS NELLIE PALMER.
FRANK PLUMMER, West Roxbury, slightly injured.
MISS EMMA F. AMES.
MR. CARLON, Roslindale, badly injured.
J. H. C. CAMPBELL.
E. A. BOOTH, West Roxbury.
FRANK NICHOLS, Dedham, injured about the head.
GEORGE MAY, Centre St., West Roxbury, crushed arm.
ALONZO W. CHEEVER, editor, New England Farmer, Dedham, scalp wound, serious.
BENJAMIN G. FAVOR, Dedham, shoulder injured.
WINFIELD W. SMITH, Dedham, thigh fractured.
JOHN HALLIGAN, Skinner Hill, Roslindale, hip and leg injured.
ALICE SHAW, scalp wounds.
JAMES H. NOON, scalp wound.
E. G. ENNIS, Dedham, hand crushed.
RENS SPAANS, barber, School St., badly injured.

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Comments

Bussey Bridge

My gg grandfather was also in the accident. There are a couple of interviews with him while still on the scene. He was injured but was fortunate to be in one of the back cars and found a way out. I would love to share what I have and see what info you have compiled as well!

-Bonnie Richardson

Waldo Lailer

Mr. Harlow
I am currently researching the Bussey Bridge accident for a future publication and am interested in any information you might have on Waldo Lailer. I would be more than happy to provide you with the information i have already obtained on him.
Any information you would be willing to give me would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeremy Fraine
Email: jjfraine@yahoo.com

My Gr. Grandfather died in the wreck

Thank you for the newspaper coverage of the Bussey Bridge Train Wreck. My Grandmother's father Waldo Booth Lailer, a policeman at the time, evidently on his way to work, died in the wreck. I have a picture taken at the scene which has been handed down in the family it is about an 8x10 and mounted on a card. My Grandmother, Harriet Louisa Lailer and her brother William Fessenden Lailer (Uncle Bill) were young children at the time and I have a picture of them together as well. Waldo was from Maine, and he and some brothers, Orlando Lailer was one, moved to the Boston area to join the police department.
David Wood Harlow
Wagoner, Oklahoma