Birmingham, AL Cahaba River Bridge Train Wreck, Dec 1896 - Dead & Injured
Among those known to have been on the fatal train are the following:
FRANK WHITE, engineer, of Birmingham.
A. P. CONNELL, conductor, Birmingham.
GEORGE CARNEY, flagman, Birmingham.
JIM ROWLING, baggageman, Birmingham.
ANDREW BRYSON, Blocton.
J. W. HOFFER, Blocton.
WILL DUSTEN, Blocton.
M. E. CLARK, Blocton.
JOHN MCGINNIS, Blocton.
PETER THURSTON, Blocton.
JOHN GALLAGHER, Blocton.
The following have so far been identified:
FRANK WHITE of Birmingham, engineer, aged 40, leaves a wife and five children.
A. P. CONNELL, of Helena, conductor, aged 36, leave a wife and two children.
GEORGE CARNEY of Birmingham, flagman, leaves a wife and child.
JAMES BOLLING of Guthrie, Ky., Southern express messenger, aged 25.
WILL WEBB, residence unknown, identified by name on watch.
MRS. HENRY HANDBURRY of Birmingham and two children.
GEORGE WILLIAMS of Brookwood, Ala.
L. W. MARTIN of Brookwood, Ala.
Seventeen other bodies have not yet been identified.
The railroad officials furnish the following list of the dead at a late hour to-night:
JAMES BOLLING of Guthrie, Ky., express messenger.
FRANK WHITE of Birmingham, engineer.
A. P. CONNELL of Birmingham, conductor.
GEORGE CARNEY of Birmingham, flagman.
R. WEBB of Birmingham.
BRUCE PHILLIPS of Blocton.
MRS. HENRY HANDBURRY and two children of Birmingham.
L.W. MARTIN of Brookwood.
R. H. BLOUNT of Birmingham, colored minister.
MISS INA POWERS of Blocton.
D. J. POWERS of Blocton.
MRS. EMMA POWERS and two children of Blocton.
MRS. R. LITTLE of Blocton.
MR. GARDNER of Blocton
MISS GARDNER of Blocton.
MRS. GARDNER of Blocton.
One body unidentified, supposed to be that of TOM STREATOR, the colored porter on the train.
This means a total of twenty-one killed. It is reported that seven others are missing, but the railroad officials do not believe the report.
The following were injured:
HENRY HANDBURRY of Birmingham, seriously.
E. ECKELS of Helena, slightly.
WILL GARDNER of Blocton, slightly.
SAM STEWART of Birmingham, colored fireman, arm broken.
ANDREW BRYSON of Blocton, badly hurt: will die.
MISS BOOTH of Blocton, slight.
MRS POWELL'S child of Blocton, slightly.
MRS. WALKER and three children of Blocton, slightly bruised.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 28 Dec 1896