Kansas City, MO Train Wreck, Oct 1905
DETAILS OF TERRIBLE WRECK.
THIRTEEN VICTIMS OF SANTA FE ACCIDENT.
CASHIER OF A RICHMOND BANK IS AMONG DEAD -- SOME OF KILLED WERE IMMIGRANTS.
Details of the wreck of the Santa Fe fast passenger train, five miles east of Kansas City, Monday morning, told in a brief exclusive account by the Constitution, place the accident in the column of grewsome disasters in the history of the state and makes it the most disastrous occurrence in the railway world since the wreck of the Missouri Pacific World's fair train a year ago.
Twelve people were crushed in the precipotus descent of the coaches into the ditch after the engine, going at the rate of 35 miles an hour struck a loose rail. Among the dead are JAMES SEYMOUR, cashier of the Ray County Savings Bank at Richmond and LEE D. MONTGOMERY, of either Linneus, MONTGOMERY or Carrollton. T. D. WHITMORE of Carrollton fell with his right leg in a stove and the limb was nearly burned off. ARCHIE CARTER of Richmond sustained a broken arm and crushed leg. Others were cut and mangled in horrible manners.
The wrecked train was known as the California Express and contained many immigrants, some of whom were killed or hurt.
Relief trains were sent out from Kansas City and Argentine and the injured were taken to Kansas City hospitals.
WHITMORE, who was a blacksmith at Carrollton, died at 7 o'clock Monday night, making the thirteenth victim. He leaves a widow and six children.
Chillicothe Constitution Missouri 1905-10-31