Shamokin, PA Train Wreck, July 1899


Three Urchins Arrested for Causing the Death of a Fireman in a Wreck

SHAMOKIN, Penn. (Special).–LEVI KORBISH, aged nine years; His brother, MICHAEL, aged seven years, and JOHN ZAMBLOCK, also seven years, were committed to jail on the charge of manslaughter, because of the death of Fireman ROLLIN MORGAN, of Reading express train No. 3, which was wrecked at Buck Ridge a few days ago, a nut having been placed on the track. MICHAEL KORBISH confessed to Coal and Iron Policeman FRANK SMITH, when arrested that ZAMBLOCK found the nut as the boys were returning from a swimming pool and that shortly before the train was wrecked ZAMBLOCK put the nut on the track. Before Justice ROWE, the boys said they were not guilty.

The Abbeville Press and Banner
July 19, 1899

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