Kentwood, LA Rear End Train Collision, Nov 1903
TWENTY NEGROES KILLED
RESULT OF A REAR-END COLLISION ON THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL.
TWO OTHER NEGROES AND THREE WHITE MEN HURT - FATALITIES IN TWO WRECKS ON THE PENNSYLVANIA.
New Orleans, Nov. 19. - A rear-end collision on the Illinois Central Railroad, near Kentwood, La., eighty-five miles from New Orleans, tonight, resulted in the killing of twenty negroes. Two other negroes and three white men were injured, some of them fatally.
The collision was between the McComb City accommodation train and the Northern express bound to Chicago. The McComb City train left here at 3:50 p.m. It should have sidetracked to let the express which left at 5:30, go by, but lost time before it reached Kentwood. Near that station the express train ran it down. The rear coach of the accommodation, filled with negroes, many of them section hands who had been picked up on the way, was completely wrecked. The engine of the express did not leave the track and after an hour's delay the through train proceeded.
Physicians from McComb City and Kentwood were sent to the scene of the wreck to attend the injured. No list of the dead or injured has been received at the railroad office here.
ANDREW KISEG, Crystal Springs, Miss.
KING HAYES, Tugaloo, Miss.
JOHN SMITH, Tugaloo, Miss.
JOHN WILLIAMS, Brookhaven, Miss.
JERRY AUSTIN, Canton, Miss.
WILLIAM LAWSON, Canton, Miss.
Unknown Mulatio (Penn's crew).
Eighteen unidentified negro men.
One unidentified negro woman.
BUD WILSON, fireman No. 6, McComb City, Miss.
HENRY STARKEY, Nathalbany, La.
EUGENE McDANIELS, Gilchesberg, Miss.
ERVIN LOVE, Rogue Chitto, Miss.
MONROE WALBUR, Hazelhurst, Miss.
JOHN THOMAS, Canton, Miss.
HENRY VARDIMORE, Chatawa, Miss.
V. S. GRANT, Eutah, Ala.
W. COLEMAN, Canton, Miss.
CHAS. NASH, Madison, Miss.
W. SMITH, Crystal Springs, Miss.
WILL TILLMAN, Brookhaven, Miss.
SHURLEY GRIFFIN, Pickens, Miss.
WILL MAY, Canton, Miss.
HENRY WRIGHT, Calhoun, Miss.
MARLON, McMullen, Brandon, Miss.
The Times-Democrat New Orleans Louisiana 1903-11-16