Rochester, NH Train Smashes Into Wagon, July 1914
SIX PERSONS KILLED WHEN TRAIN STRIKES BUCKBOARD.
SINGING "NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE," AND DID NOT HEAR WHISTLE.
Rochester, N.H., July 11. - Six persons returning from a Sunday-school picnic were killed tonight when the buckboard wagon on which they were riding was hit by a freight train on the Boston & Maine Railroad. The party of sixteen was singing "Nearer My God To Thee" as their wagon rumbled down the road toward the tracks, and the voices drowned out the noise of the train. The dead, all of whom were between 14 and 18 years of age, were:
LEONA BLAISDELL and MURIEL BLAISDELL, sisters.
EDITH BLAISDELL and HELEN ANDREWS, all of East Rochester.
RUTH LIBBEY, of South Lebanon, Me.
and EDWARD DEVANEY, of Blackington, Mass.
MURIEL BLAISDELL died after reaching the hospital at Dover, where she was carried in a special train.
The Courier-Journal Louisville Kentucky 1914-07-12