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Train Crashes Into Station (1909) | Surname: Goodleaf, DeLisle

Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke

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Montreal, Canada.- At a speed of forty miles an hour the Boston express on the Boston and Maine Railroad, due at Windsor Street Station at 8:20 a.m. crashed through the thick granite walls of the station into the women’s waiting room, where engine, tender and baggage car were smashed into a shapeless mass of iron and steel.

Four persons were killed and thirty others seriously injured. The dead are:

Mrs. W.J. Nixon, Montreal; her thirteen-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter.

Elsie Villiers, twelve years old, Montreal.

The most seriously injured are:

John Garriepy, Montreal, leg broken; William Anderson, Salvation Army Home, head cut, taken to hospital; Mark Cunningham, engineer, skull fractured jumping from train, cannot live; unknown foreign farmer, fracture at base of skull, may recover’ William Plante, Montreal, fractured ribs; Robert Buckingham, Toronto, scalp wounds; Miss A. Goodleaf, Caughnawaga, Quebec, head injured; Miss Cecilia De Lisle, Caughnawaga, Quebec, head injured; Jonas Wells, Montreal, bruises, and William Bock, Canadian Pacific interpreter, legs crushed.


Source: The Polk County News, Mar 25, 1909

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