Ashford, NY Train Accident, May 1893

Henry Rogers, a B. R. & P. fireman of Bradford met with a horrible death at Ashford last night. It appears that the train to which his engine was attached was delayed by a wreck at Ashford and that while waiting, he laid down to sleep on a side track. His head rested on one of the rails and as he slept a pusher engine came along and ground his head to a pulp. No further details of the horrible affair have as yet been received. Rogers leaves a wife and family. He was well known and highly esteemed by his acquaintances.

The Olean Democrat, Olean, NY 23 May 1893