Eddystone, PA Train Accident, Aug 1915


Body Remains Unidentified for Hours After Accident

Special to The Inquirer.

EDDYSTONE, Pa., Aug. 25.---With her skull crushed in and three ribs broken, the body of Mrs. Florence Richardson, 43 years old, of this place, was found lying along the northbound track of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad near North Essington Station about 2 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Richardson was probably struck by the train while walking along the tracks on her way home from Chester, where she had been visiting with a friend.

Until late this afternoon, the body of the woman lay unidentified, the police investigating a theory of murder and another of suicide.

The body was finally identified by George Richardson, the woman's husband, who is employed at night. Going to his home early this morning he retired. At 2 o'clock this afternoon when he awakened, he found his wife missing and investigated.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 26 Aug 1915