Leroy, NY Carriage and Train Crash, Aug 1893


Five persons were killed at a railroad crossing at Leroy, N.Y., Sunday.
MISS BOWDEN, daughter of Rev. Samuel Bowden of New York City, was visiting the Bovees, one of the wealthiest families in Genesee County. MR. and MRS. BOVEE and their daughter and MISS WYCKS of Leroy and MISS BOWDEN started to drive to church. When they approached the Lehigh Valley Railroad track a train came thundering along at the rate of 50 miles an hour. MR. BOVEE did not see it in time to check his horses. The locomotive struck the carriage, instantly killing all of the occupants, their bodies being badly mangled.

Vermont Phoenix Brattleboro 1893-08-25