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Alfred Albertson (1884)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler
Date: 9/22/2007 at 20:09:07

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
July 3, 1884
Page 4

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Alfred Albertson aged 31, deaf, was run over and killed by the freight train on the Winterset branch last Friday morning. Both legs were broken and the skull crushed. No fault attaches to the train men, as the train was on a curve and he could not be seen.


The Iowa Daily Capital
Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, June 28,1884
Page 3, Column 3

A man named Albert Albertson was killed on the Winterset road yesterday by a freight train. He was deaf and going to his field along the track, or across it, and did not observe the approaching train. He was killed almost instantly.

Albertson was unmarried, fifty-one years old, and quite well-to-do in the world. Coroner Griffith held an inquest and left the remains in charge of friends for burial. This is the second case of the kind on the Winterset road this season.

Coordinator's note: The "Winterset Line" extended from Des Moines to Winterset. This accident could have happened in Polk, Madison, or Warren counties. He is buried in Polk County.


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