Massillon, OH Train Wreck, May 1895



Killed—Others Seriously Hurt.

MASSILLON, O., May 11. --An improvised wreck train manned by a yard force of the Wheeling & Lake Erie here and the superintendent of transportation were through a bridge just west of the city last night.

Geo R. Gibson, trainmaster, was killed and his body is still in the debris. Henry McDonald, brakeman, was held in water neck deep five hours, lost one leg and
is seriously injured. A.J. Stout, superintendent of transportation, is seriously bruised. John Duross, engineer was carried 200 yards by the current and caught by a clump of willows. He is very badly bruised. W.R. Suydam, rounding foreman, was
burned about the legs. Half a dozen bridges between here and Sippo are
disabled. The ill-fated train had gone to the rescue of a ditched freight train at the next bridge above, which resulted from the wrecking of that Bridge.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 11 May 1895