Grafton, WV Train And Wagon Crash, July 1890

WHOLE FAMILY KILLED.

FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT AT A WEST VIRGINIA CROSSING.

Grafton, W. Va., July 27 - A frightful railroad accident occurred here at 8 o'clock this morning, resulting in the death of five persons, members of one family.
Just about the time the westbound accommodation train was due, WILLIAM GOLDEN, his wife and three children started to cross the main line of the Baltimore & Ohio Road near the Railroad Hotel, but, seeing a yard engine coming up the road, they stopped to let it pass. MR. GOLDEN was holding his two-year-old boy in his arms and his wife a three-months-old baby. While watching the engine the passenger train struck the family, instantly killing the husband, wife and two of the children and fatally injuring the boy who was in his father's arms, the little fellow dying in an hour.
The engineer of the train signaled, but the noise of the yard engine prevented the approach of the train being heard.

The Saint Paul Globe Minnesota 1890-07-28