Lyndhurst, WI Train Wreck Kills Seven, Sep 1912
SEVEN KILLED IN SHAWANO WRECK.
NORTHWESTERN TRAIN IS SMASHED UP BY WASHOUT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
MIKE MALLOY WAS INJURED -- WAUSAU BASEBALL TEAM ON PASSENGERS WHEN CRASH COMES; SOME ARE HURT.
JOHN JONES, engineer, Green Bay, Wis.
CHARLES E. BUSHEY, conductor, Milwaukee, Wis.
GEORGE MARX, brakeman, Milwaukee, Wis.
CARROLL BENNETT, baggageman, Antigo, Wis.
STEWART D. SHELDON, express messenger, Milwaukee, Wis.
ALEX SCHOELLES, mail clerk, Clintonville.
W. S. CALKINS, passenger, Shawano, Wis.
GLENN DAVEY, shortstop Wausau baseball team; arm injured, may have to be amputated.
WILLIAM KERWIN, pitcher; skull possibly fractured.
Manager MIQUE MALLOY of Wausau ball team.
WALTER DEMMER, right fielder; bruised.
JOHN BROWN, second baseman; bruised.
Umpire FRANK MURPHY; slightly bruised.
Fireman FRANK ORGEMAN of Green Bay; scalded.
Shawano, Wis., Sept. 2 -- Seven men were killed and twenty-five injured, several fatally, when the Northwestern railroad's Chicago and Ashland limited train was wrecked between Bowler and Lyndhurst, nine miles west of Shawano, early Sunday morning.
The train was speeding southeast, and ran into a washout between Bowler and Lyndhurst shortly after 2:30 o'clock.
The engine was thrown to one side, the smoker was thrown fifty feet to the right and a Pullman sleeper, occupied by two men was thrown thirty feet to the left, injuring all of those in the car. The baggage car, which was immediately in the rear of the engine, was telescoped, pinning four of those killed under the wreckage. The roof of the baggage car was ripped off and thrown fifty feet.
Three Sleepers Derailed.
The first, second and third sleepers were derailed, but the four coaches following remained on the tracks.
Among the more seriously injured were several members of the Wausau baseball team of the Wisconsin-Illinois league. WILLIAM KERWIN, formerly of the Chicago Cubs pitching staff, probably will never pitch again. His skull was fractured and he was taken to Chicago in a serious condition. GLENN DAVEY, shortstop, likely will lose his arm.
The LaCrosse Tribune Wisconsin 1912-09-02