Fond du Lac, WI Train Accident, May 1912


Youngster Is Run Down by Northwestern Train at Depot.

(Special to The Northwestern.)
Fond du Lac, Wis., May 23. -- While on his way home from school this noon ARLING PARSONS, a lad eleven years of age, was run down by a Chicago & Northwestern passenger train and killed. The fatal accident occurred in the plain view of hundreds of people, factory workers going to their homes and passengers at the station, waiting for the train from Oshkosh. The boy tried to cross the track ahead of the train but was struck by the locomotive before he had gained safety.

The Daily Northwestern Oshkosh, Wisconsin 1912-05-23