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Fell Under The Wheels

NEWTON – D.C. Sheridan, a young man about 18 years of age, was run over by a Santa Fe freight train in the Newton yards and received injuries which will probably result in his death. The young man was on his way from Leadville to his home in Springfield, Mo. He was beating his way. In attempting to throw himself under a moving car, his hold slipped and he fell on the rail. Twenty cars passed over his legs, severing them from the body. The flesh was badly cut and the bones mashed to a pulp. He cannot recover. The Farmers Vindicator, Valley Falls, Kansas. Friday, January 24, 1902. (c) Transcribed by Susan Tompkins for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.