Lordsburg, NM Killed by Train, July 1915
LORDSBURG, N.M., July 26
R.C. McMahan and Thomas Bennett well known business men and citizens of Hacita, N.M. Were struck by a west bound Southern Pacific train, near Spar, N.M., Sunday night, during a heavy rain storm. McMahan was instantly killed and Bennett died at the hospital a few hours later.
The engine of their car had forced them to start for Spar for aid and they were walking on the Southern Pacific tracks when the storm began and did not hear the approach of the train. Owing to the rain, the engineer or fireman did not see the men until they had been hit.
Mr. McMahan was for years a resident of Pecos county living at Sheffield, and Sanderson (when it was in Pecos Co.) and is well remembered by many old timers.
He was deputy sheriff of this county under Bob Neighbors. His friends in this section regret to hear of his untimely end.
Published in The Fort Stockton Pioneer, July 30, 1915, Fort Stockton, Pecos County, Texas
Volume VIII, Number 17