Graniteville, SC Mother Dies Saving Daughter from Oncoming Train, Jul 1904


Mother Jumps in Front of Train to Prevent Child's Death.

Special to The New York Times.

AUGUSTA, Ga., July 4.—In an effort to save, her child from a horrible death beneath the wheels of a speeding Southern railway train, Mrs. J. J. Engle, wife of a prominent merchant of Graniteville, S. C, herself was killed this evening at Graniteville. With her little girl, Mrs. Engle was walking down the track, she on one side of the track and the child on the other. Hearing the approach of a train and fearing the child would attempt to reach her side she dashed in front of the locomotive in a wild effort to prevent her daughter crossing the tracks.

The engine struck the woman and killed her instantly.  

The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1904