Blanchester, OH Passenger Train Ditched, Nov 1906

DEFECTIVE RAIL CAUSE OF WRECK.

BALTIMORE & OHIO SOUTHWESTERN TRAIN DITCHED.

BRAKEMAN IS KILLED AND SCORE OR MORE PASSENGERS INJURED IN OHIO.

Blanchester, O., Nov. 10. -- One person was killed, at least on probably fatally and eighteen less seriously injured in a wreck on the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Road, six miles west of here early today.
The dead:
WILLIAM BILLINGS, extra brakeman, Chillicothe, O.
The injured:
MARY SILBERSTEIN, age 19, an immigrant on her way to Cincinnati; badly bruised and cut about head and body and perhaps internally injured.
CHARLES TAYLOR, Cincinnati, dining car conductor; bruised and cut about head and body and left hand broken.
ARTHUR FRANCIS, Newport, Washington County, Ohio; arms and breast lacerated and bruised about head and body.
LORENZO PUERK, an immigrant; bruised and cut about head and body.
JEROME WASHINGTON, colored, New Richmond, Ohio, cook on dining car; head and body lacerated and perhaps internally injured.
CHURCH COLE, colored, Cincinnati, waiter in dining car; badly bruised about head and body, face cut and nose broken.
PAULO SICOFFSKY, an immigrant; cut about face and body and badly bruised.
SOLOMON SICOFFSKY, an immigrant; injured about spine, bruised and cut about head and body.
ETHEL JOY, three-year-old daughter of MR. and MRS. ALBERT JOY, of Montgomery County, near Germantown, Ohio; foot smashed and cut about face and body.
CHARLES BENNETT, Odin, Illinois; slightly bruised about body and face badly cut.
MR. and MRS. CHARLES BENNETT, Odin, Illinois; internally injured, may die.
J. C. WOLF, Greenville, Ohio; cut about head and face.
JAMES G. RABB, Gladys, W. Va.; injured about face and head.
E. M. MYERS, Cincinnati; head bruised and cut.
GEORGE CURTIS, Jersey City, N. J.; Pullman car conductor; slightly bruised about legs and body.
R. G. RANNAN, Blanchester, Ohio; conductor in charge of wrecked train; bruised about the legs and body.
The injured were brought to Cincinnati and placed in different hospitals.
The train wrecked was No. 5, and the cause given out at the office of the general superintendent of the road, was a defective rail.
The engine, postal and baggage cars passed the rails safely but five coaches were wrecked and rolled down an embankment.
MRS. CHARLES BENNETT, who is believed to be fatally injured, was on her wedding trip. Her husband was only slightly hurt.

Weekly Sentinel Ft. Wayne Indiana 1906-11-14

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Glenn
To date .. this has been the most involved article I have come across
Thank you so much for your interest in GenDisasters
Stu Beitler

1965 Knox Plane Crash

Hi Stu, I found an article you posted. Its from December 1965, a plane crash in Knox In. My grandfather was one of the men killed. Glenn Bovard. Never knew him. Its taken me a long time to find any information on the incident. Just wondering if you have any more information about the incident, or articles or pictures. Please let me know

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