Cambridge, IA Train Wreck, Jul 1909
Broken Rail Causes Wreck.
Des Moines, July 31.-The Overland Limited, the fast train on the Milwaukee, Westbound, was wrecked by a broken rail while running at 60 miles an hour near Cambridge at 2:30 this morning. J. J. Hanson, of Marion, mail clerk, and a passenger whose name could not be learned were seriously hurt. Twenty others were cut and bruised. Only a Pullman and observation car remained on the track. As soon as possible an extra train made up of these cars and the injured, after treatment by the physicians, continued their journey.
Oregonian, Portland, OR 1 Aug 1909
TEN INJURED IN WRECK ON IOWA
Chicago and Omaha Passenger Train on the C. M. & St. P. Wrecked This Morning -- Mail Clerk Has Broken Shoulder -- Ten Others Injured
DES MOINES, July 31. -- The Chicago and Omaha passenger train on the C. M. & St. P. railroad was derailed at Cambridge this morning by a broke rail. John D. Lawrence of Marion, Iowa, mail clerk, received a broken shoulder and internal injuries. Ten others were hurt. They are Frank L. Listenwalter, mail clerk, Cedar Rapids: Charles R. Larabee, Ainsworth, Neb.: Charles F. Price, Chicago; Arthur Craig, colored, Kansas City; E. A. Matkozitca of Blysdane, Penn., Arthus Dodge, Toledo; Ralph Santanato, Chicago; W. T. lynn [sic] Springfield, S. D.; Andrew Gayda, Chicago; John McCarty, expressman, Chicago.
Rockford Republic, Rockford, IL 31 Jul 1909