Cleves, OH Train Collision, May 1892
BIG FOUR TRAINS CRASH TOGETHER NEAR CINCINNATI.
SIX KNOWN TO BE KILLED.
Cincinnati, May 16. -- The regular Sunday accommodation which usually leaves Aurora for Cincinnati at 8:30 a.m., started at 7:30 instead, owing to a change in the schedule. The train consisted of a combination baggage car, a smoking car and three coaches. When near Cleves the engineer of the passenger engine saw a freight train approaching, but too late to prevent a collision. The two engines came together with a terrible crash.
The killed are:
W. O. EDWARDS, freight engineer, Greensburg, Ind.
WILLIAM HIGGS, passenger engineer, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
DAVID HEYWOOD, freight conductor, Indianapolis.
HIRAM BRUCE, freight fireman, Greensburg.
PHILLIP GRIBBLESEN, baggagemaster, Lawrenceburg.
The injured are:
JOHN SCHROEDER, passenger conductor, Lawrenceburg.
HOLTON TERFELL, Lawrenceburg.
C. M. RITCHIE, Shelbyville.
TIM KEEFE, freight brakeman, Lawrenceburg.
ED BASS, Chattanooga.
F. O. CONNOLLY.
WILL CROMAR, passenger brakeman.
LILLIE READING, Aurora, Ind.
MRS. MORELAND, North Bend.
GEORGE W. HUBLER, Miamisburg.
A corrected list of the casualties shows six were killed and seven wounded.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel Iowa 1892-05-17