Sharon, MA Train Collision, Aug 1898



Sharon, Mass., Aug. 22. -- In the excitement and confusion attending the clearing away of the wreckage caused by last night's collision on the New York, New Haven & Hartford road it was reported that seven were killed, four of them being given as unknown. Today it was learned definitely that the total number killed was four, as follows:
FRANKLIN M. WATERS of Somerville, book-keeper, Boston, aged 25.
MRS. MARY FITZPATRICK of Boston, widow, aged 70 years.
MRS. C. H. BRISTOL, Winthrop, Mass.
Unidentified Woman.

The bodies of the victims were removed to Stoughton today. The identification of the body of MRS. BRISTOL was delayed and rendered difficult by the fact that both MR. FRYE and MR. BRISTOL were among the injured and were taken to Boston last night. MRS. BRISTOL has been fully identified.

The number of injured is still undetermined, owing to the fact that many who were hurt were about to go to their homes for treatment, while others who received medical treatment near the wreck were only slightly injured. It is thought that not more than twelve or fifteen can be included among those seriously injured. Seven of them were taken to the Boston Hospital.

A list follows:
EDGAR S. BRISTOL, aged 53, Winthrop; left leg crushed, amputation probably necessary.
JAMES A. FITZPATRICK, aged 42, Charlton; right leg crushed, amputation probable.
CHARLES H. FRYE, aged 37, Revere (previously reported dead); back and spine injured, probably fatally.
DELLA VARNON, aged 26, South Boston; lacerated scalp, severe internal injuries.
B. J. CROCKETT, aged 22, Somerville; multiple injuries.
MARY N. GRIMSHAW, aged 8, Somerville; multiple injuries.
J. S. MURRAY, East Boston; leg badly crushed.

Boston, Aug. 22. -- The condition of the passengers who were placed in hospitals here is favorable today, with the exception of that of CHARLES H. FRYE, a selectman of Revere, and cashier of the Central National Bank of Boston, who, it is said, cannot recover, and DELLA W. VERNON of South Boston.

Omaha Daily Bee Nebraska 1898-08-23


BRISTOL, Mrs., of Winthrop, Mass.
FITZPATRICK, Mrs. J., and child, of No. 215, Huntington-ave., Boston.
ROWE, C.T., Weymouth House, Boothbay, Me.
WATERS, Mr., of Somerville, Mass.
WASHBURN, Mrs., of Westerly, R. I.

BRISTOL, C.H., of Winthrop, Mass.
BERNARD, Mrs., of No. 45 1/2 East Third-at., South Boston.
CROCKETT, M., of Washington-st., Somerville, Mass.
FITZPATRICK, James, son of Mrs. Fitzpatrick, who was killed; badly hurt.
FITZPATRICK, ______, child of Mrs. Fitzpatrick, who was killed.
FRYE, A.C., of Revere, Mass.
WHITCOMB, Mr., of the Castle Square Hotel, Boston; badly hurt.
WHITCOMB, Mrs., wife of the above

New York Tribune, New York, NY 22 Aug 1898