Genoa, OH Train Wreck, Jul 1910


Eighteen Passengers Lose Lives in a Collision on the C. H. & D.

Middletown, Ohio. -- The Cincinnati section of the Twentieth Century Limited from New York to Cincinnati making a detour over the tracks of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad to avoid a blocked track at Genoa on the “Big Four,” was wrecked at 1:30 p. m., in a frightful head-on collision with a north-bound freight train. Twenty persons, including three women, were killed outright, three others were probably fatally hurt and twenty-two were seriously injured.
All but four of the dead have been identified, and the identified are all from Ohio. It is believed that the four unidentified dead, one of whom is a woman, are also from this State.
A misunderstanding of orders is said to be responsible for the disaster, one of the worst in the history of modern limited trains, but from what can be learned the passenger train appears to have been traveling wild at the rate of fifty miles an hour, on the supposition that a clear track was ahead.
Of the killed eighteen were passengers, the other victims being members of the passenger train crew. The dead are:
S. P. BAKER, Cincinnati; H. A. SMITH; J. SMITH KIRK; GEORGE FROHLE, Dayton, Ohio; FRANK GOLDEN, passenger train brakeman; JOHN W. COOLEY, McCutcheonville, Ohio; MISS FAY H. DAUBENMIRE, Pleasantville, Ohio; RAY B. SNYDER, London, Ohio; A. S. GARRIGUS (?), Columbus, Ohio; RICHARD VAN HORN, Dayton, Ohio; CHARLES H. MOULTON, Youngstown, Ohio; MRS. JESSE D. BODES; WILLIAM DUNLEAVY, Dayton, Ohio; KING YEN LUN, Columbus, Ohio; C. B. GRANT, Springfield, Ohio; Unidentified woman about forty years; Unidentified man, initials “W.A.” on clothing; two Unidentified men, supposed to be from Dayton.

The Cranbury Press New Jersey 1910-07-08