ROBINSON, Roy 1876-1899
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:11
Killed in a Wreck on the C. G. W. Ry.
The Chicago Great Western had a disastrous rear end collision Sunday morning between Fredericksburg and Sumner, caused by the heavy fog. An eastbound freight train was being run in two sections. The first section stalled on the heavy grade and the second section following close behind crashed into the rear end before there was time to get a flagman out, or even time for the trainmen to get out of the caboose.
Roy Robinson of Reinbeck, was caught in the wreck, having one leg severed at the thigh. He was so badly injured that he died in the afternoon. One of the brakemen of the forward train was also quite badly, but not seriously hurt. The engineer, fireman and one brakeman of the rear train were also injured. The rear engine left the track and turned over into the ditch while the caboose and four freight cars of the forward train were reduced to kindling wood.
Roy Robinson, the man who was killed, was a young married man about 27 years old. He was in the undertaking business at Reinbeck several years, but more recently has been residing at Canby, Minn. He was moving back to Reinbeck when the accident occurred that terminated his life. His wife arrived at Reinbeck last Saturday and Mr. Robinson was coming through on the freight that carried their goods.
The accident occurred about 5:00 o'clock a.m. and at 10:00 Robinson was put aboard a train to be taken to St. Paul to a hospital. His death occurred at about 2:00 o'clock while enroute to that city. The remains were brought to Reinbeck on an early morning train. Funeral services were held at the residence of James Taylor at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Trimble, assisted by Rev. Shear of Greene, and Revs. Pearce and Elliott of this place. The funeral was under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. of which deceased was a member. The wife, sisters and brothers have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
The young wife was overcome with grief when the terrible news was told her and fears were entertained that her reason might be unsettled in consequence of her sad bereavement.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 November 1899, pg 8
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