Ardmore, OK Train Wreck, May 1902
PLUNGES THROUGH TRESTLE
Disastrous Railroad Wreck in the Indian Territory.
ARDMORE, I. T., May 20 - A construction train on the Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf railway plunged through a high trestle twelve miles east of Ardmore this morning. Four men were killed and twenty-one injured, seven of the latter fatally.
Among those believed to be fatally hurt is A. M. OLIPHANT, a prominent attorney of Tishomingo, who was riding home on the work train. The other dead and injured are all members of the construction gang or train crew.
All are white. The dead:
CHARLES A. BLACK.
J. R. GAINES.
A. M. OLIPHANT.
A. D. FURNEY.
Seven were seriously and the remainder slightly injured.
The railroad officials aer[sic] unable to assign a reason for the wreck. The train was running at the rate of eight miles an hour when the forward car jumped the track, followed by the rear of the train, a dozen cars pilling up in a heap thirty feet below.
The railroad officials are unable to [sic]
The dead and injured were brought to this city. The injured were placed in the hospital where they were given every attention.
The Nebraska State Journal Lincoln Nebraska 1902-05-21