Worcester, MA Train Accident, Oct 1896


Remains of Man Killed at Southgate Crossing Friday Those of H. Lyons.

The body of the man who was killed at the Southgate crossing on the Norwich and Worcester railroad Friday afternoon, and in whose possession were found a peddler’s license bearing the name of John B. McCarthy of Boston and also a pass issued by the Washburn & Moen Company in the name of T. Lyons of Boston Bridge Company until within a short time. He has worked at Greendale, Quinsigamond, and in the city proper. The peddler’s license belongs to his brother-in-law, John B. McCarthy of Boston. The dead man has a father and mother residing in that city, and Saturday they telegraphed Undertaker Sessions that they would come to Worcester to claim the remains which will be held awaiting their arrival.

Worcester Daily Spy, Worcester, MA 4 Oct 1896


The case of Henry Lyon, who was killed at the Southbridge street crossing of the New England road, proved to be a case of trespass. He was not in the employ of the road and the witnesses said he was trying to steal a ride. He was between two uncoupled cars, when a switch engine backed down to couple them, and, as he jumped, he slipped and went under the wheels.

Worcester Daily Spy, Worcester, MA 14 Oct 1896