Indianapolis, IN Mrs. Kronan Struck by Train, Sept 1865
Madison Daily Evening Courier newspaper, Madison, IN
Monday 18 September 1865; Page 2, Column 1
The Indianapolis Journal reports the following horrible accident, by which a Mrs. KRONAN lost her life: She was killed in crossing the railroad track on Illinois Street. At the time Mrs. KRONAN was attempting to cross, the Terre Haute train was coming in, while the switch engine of the I. & C. road was taking up seven or eight freight cars to the Terre Haute Depot. The woman attempted to get out of the way of the Terre Haute train, and in doing so was unfortunate enough to get in the way of the freight train. She was thrown upon the track, and two or three cars passed directly over her head, mangling it in a most fearful manner; not a feature of her face was left, and identification was impossible except by her dress. Her brains were scattered about, and even her tongue dislocated from her head, and left by the side of the rail.
The most painful circumstance remains to be told. The woman's own son was on the engine which killed her, and did not know his loss, until he went home to dinner and found his mother was absent; and on making inquiries, received an intimation that the woman killed in the morning was his mother. He hurried back to the place where they had carried her, and found that the rumor was indeed true.