Genealogy in Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky
Thursday June 22nd 2017

Many Killed and Injured Near Salem, IN

Worcester (MASS) Daily Spy, December 26, 1883, p. 1.

THE SALEM, IND., DISASTER

Louisville, Ky., December 25-The following are additional names of the killed and injured in the railroad accident near Salem, Indiana, yesterday:
Killed-Boone Thompson, farmer, of Washington County, Indiana.

Injured-J. W. Myers, fireman, of New Albany, left leg and side severely bruised’ Patrick Kane and John Spears of Chicago, the former badly bruised, the latter severely injured about the spine; Samuel Collins of Bainbridge, Indiana, fatally injured; J. F. Boggs of Bainbridge, Ind., slightly injured; James Quarrels, colored, of Chicago, severely bruised and burned; John Coledager (sic), severely bruised; George Davis, American Express messenger of Louisville, fracture of right shoulder and badly bruised.
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Special thanks to Randi Richardson for this and many others.

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