Lindsey, OH Train Wreck, Aug 1893


Sleeping Coaches Smashed – Three Killed and Many Injured.

FREMONT, O., Aug. 7. -- A terrible wreck occurred at Lindsey, a small village of about 500 inhabitants eight miles west of this place, on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern. An engine and three sleepers were badly demolished and three people killed outright, while fully 25 were more or less badly injured.

The wreck was caused by the collision of a west bound passenger train and east bound freight. Passenger train No. 9, the Pacific express, left here about 10 minutes late. The train consisted of an engine, baggage car, two express cars, three coaches and five sleepers. The coaches and sleepers were all well filled with people, many of whom were on their way to Chicago.

The seriously injured are as follows:
Professor EMERSON, Amherst college, Gloucester, Mass., chest crushed, will die.
J. A. HAMILTON, Pittsburg, injured internally, perhaps fatally.
Porter STEVENS (colored), New York, extent of injuries not known.
Porter PELHAM (colored), of the sleeper Orinoco, Chicago, injured internally, very serious.
A. H. WEST, Chicago, badly cut, not serious.
Center Fielder RYAN of the Chicago Baseball club, bad cuts.
Catcher KITTRIDGE of the Chicago Baseball club, cut about head and body.
E. K. FISHER, Ravine street, Alleghany City, Pa., left foot cut off.

Those killed outright were:
ED LAFFERTY, engineer on local freight No. 74, residence at Elyria, O., married and leaves a widow and four children.
CHARLES SPANE, brakeman on freight, residence at Clayville, N. Y.
Porter ROBERTSON (colored) of the sleeper Erie, residence at Chicago.

Professor EMERSON and Porter PELHAM are now in an unconscious condition, and their deaths are hourly expected.

Professor EMERSON Will Recover.

FREMONT, O., Aug. 8. -- The condition of Professor EMERSON, D. A. HAMILTON and Porter PELHAM, who were injured in the Lindsay wreck of Saturday night, is somewhat improved, and they are now in a fair way to recovery.

The Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence County Democrat New York 1893-08-07