Arthur Sammons Killed By Train

Car Hit By Train, Mail Carrier Killed Burrton, Kansas, December 28 – A 73-year-old substitute mail carrier was killed today when his car slipped off the railroad station platform in Burrton and was struck by a passenger train. He was Arthur James Sammons, a...

A Balky, Unruly Mule

Dr. A.N. Ruby is nursing a broken left arm. He sustained the break while attempting to treat a balky mule. He was standing on the Manger rail and accidentally fell when the mule became unruly.  The Wamego Reporter, Wamego, Kansas.  May 23, 1940.  (c) Transcribed by...

Cadet Ray Rowe Victim of Army Plane Crash

Cadet Ray Rowe and Pal Killed Newton Youth Is Victim of Army Plane Crash Near Kelly Field Son of S. C. Rowe Instantly Killed When Big Bomber Fell – Will Be Brought Home Associated Press dispatches from San Antonio, telling the shocking news of the accidental...

Lusitania Sunk

The Lusitania, a British merchant steamer, going from New York to Liverpool, was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine near Queenstown, Ireland. Only 658 passengers out of 2,160 were saved. Nearly 200 were Americans. The United States had warned Germany about the...

D. C. Sheridan Killed

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...

Horses Wreck A Train

KANSAS CITY, KS – A Missouri Pacific passenger tain, north-bound, leaving here at 9:15 o’clock Sunday night, was wrecked at Wolf Creek, Kan., one and one-half miles east of Hiawatha at midnight Sunday night, by running into a bunch of horses. The engineer...

William Modest Killed When Horse Falls

Boy Killed William. the 15-year-old son of J. S. Modest, of Cherryvale, was recently racing with another boy when his horse stumbled and fell. The boy was caught under the horse and killed. The Kinsley Graphic, Kinsley, Kansas. November 29, 1895. Page 3. © Transcribed...

Dr. Corey Met His Reward

Dr. A. O. Corey, a Fort Scott dentist, was recently charged by his 17-year-old step-daughter with attempting a criminal assault in his office, from which she fled pursued by her father when parties interfered.  He threatened to shoot any one interfering, and when an...

Ed Parks Killed

Lizzie Williams, an eighteen-year-old negro girl whose home is at Kansas City, shot and killed Ed Parks, a negro lad about the same age, at Coffeyville, recently.  Parks was her sweetheart and was visiting her at her boarding place with the fatal shot was fired.  The...

Martin Cheney Found Dead

Found Dead on His Claim Guthrie, I.T., Dec. 14 – Dr. Martin Cheney, formerly of Kingman, Kan., was found dead on his claim about six miles southeast of here yesterday afternoon.  He had been shot in the head with a rifle and was still warm when it was reported...

Fell From Hay Wagon

CHARLES SIMMONS, who was recently killed in Shawnee County, by falling from a load of hay, was an Englishman, twenty three years old, and said to have been the last member of the family, on his father’s side, so that the lineage is now extinct. His widowed...

Exploding Firecracker

LEAVENWORTH.  Accident. Nellie Hungerford, daughter of Mr. Seth Hungerford, picked up what she supposed to be an extinguished firecracker, on the morning of the Fourth, and as she was holding it to her face it exploded, filling one of her eyes with the material of...