Willow Springs, MO Train Crashes Into Wagon, Oct 1897

A FRIGHTFUL CATASTROPHE.

PASSENGER TRAIN RUNS INTO A WAGON AND SEVEN PERSONS ARE KILLED.

Willow Springs, Mo., Oct. 5. - A passenger train on the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad ran into a wagon containing seven persons at Dead Man's cut, three miles north of here, at nine o'clock yesterday forenoon, instantly killing six and fatally injuring the other one.
Those killed were:
PHILIP L. WOOTON.
PHILIP WOOTON, JR.
AMANDA WOOTON.
DORA WOOTON.
MRS. FRANCIS MALBREY.
and an infant child four months old.
PHILIP WOOTON'S wife is so badly hurt she cannot live. The train was stopped and the remains of the dead and injured were brought here. Conductor Hallaway says proper signals for crossing were given, but they were not heard. The crossing is considered one of the most dangerous in the country, being a curve and a heavy grade. The bodies are now in charge of the coroner here. The persons killed lived in Texas County, Mo., and were on their way to Arkansas to pick cotton.

The Jacksonian Cimarron Kansas 1897-10-08