Rossville, KS Train Wreck, Apr 1902

THREE KILLED BY A TRAIN.

Tragic Ending of Honeymoon and Coming Wedding.

Topeka, Kas., April 1.--A special to the State Journal from St. Mary’s Kas., says:

Three persons were instantly killed and another perhaps fatally injured shortly after 1 o’clock this morning at Bond’s crossing, two miles west of Rossville, by the Union Pacific passenger train No. 3, westbound.

Killed:
FRED SMITH
EDWARD SMITH
MINNIE MAINEY

Mrs. Fred Smith may recover, although at 9 o’clock this morning she was still unconscious and was in a delirious condition.

Mrs. Smith was the bride of less than a week, having been married on Sunday, and Miss Minnie Mainey was to have been married next Sunday to Edward Smith, one of the unfortunate men. The young people had been to St. Mary’s to attend a Woodmen’s dance, and were returning home when the accident occurred.

The bodies of the killed were terribly mangled and Miss Mainey’s head was completely severed from her body. Both the horses were killed and the carriage was completely splintered. The engineer did not see the carriage until after the engine had struck. He immediately brought his train to a standstill and the bodies were taken on board and were carried to St. Mary’s. They were taken to Rossville early this morning, where the parties lived.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 2 Apr 1902