Medora, IN Fatal Railroad Accident, Sept 1888

Seymour Daily Democrat newspaper, Seymour, IN
Tuesday 11 September 1888; Page 3, Column 3


While shackling the engine of train No. 45 to some cars on the side track at Medora, at 3 o'clock, this afternoon, brakeman Grant REED was caught between the engine bumper and a car.

His left arm was crushed off about six inches below the shoulder and his side and stomach were severely crushed. The chances of are altogether against his recovery. He was brought here at 4 o'clock.
Seymour Daily Democrat newspaper, Seymour, IN
Wednesday 12 September 1888; Page 3, Column 5


Grant REED, who was fatally hurt at Medora, yesterday evening, died at 7 o'clock, this morning.

He was born in Jackson County, nearly twenty-one years old, and in all respects he was an honest, industrious and worthy young man.

He had been in the employ of the road (railroad) but a little while and was braking extra.

Funeral from the family residence at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. Religious services by Rev. John K. Pye.
Seymour Daily Democrat newspaper, Seymour, IN
Saturday 15 September 1888; Page 2, Column 3

Card of Thanks
To the Editor of the Democrat.

Please extend to our many kind friends and neighbors, for us, our heartiest thanks for comfort and assistance rendered to us on the occasion of our recent sore bereavement, in the death of our beloved son and brother, Grant REED, assuring all that they will ever be gratefully remembered by Mrs. T. A. Reed and Family.

Grant Reed
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