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PERVIER, George W. 1847-1883

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Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/29/2015 at 07:05:50

Fatal Railroad Accident

Iowa Falls, August 28--The wreck of a freight train on the B., C.R. & N. road occurred to-night near Hardy, which resulted in the death of both the engineer and fireman. Hardy is a station fifty miles northwest of Iowa Falls, and the accident occurred one mile from that place. The engineer who was killed was Charles Woodbridge, who had been in the employ of the road for some time. His home is in this city, and he leaves a wife and family. The fireman's name was Pervier, also of this place. It seems that the train, which consisted of a large number of loaded freight cars, was coming down grade at a rapid rate near Hardy, and while turning a curve it came upon a number of cattle standing on the track. The engineer was unable to slack up and the train ran into the cattle at full speed. The engine was turned over and several cars derailed. The engineer and fireman were thrown under the engine and instantly killed. The accident occurred at 7:30 p.m., and the workmen were several hours in getting the bodies out from under the wreck.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 August 1883, pg 5


 

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