Simonson Attempted to Board Train Met Horrible Death

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Simonson Attempted to Board Train Met Horrible Death - George Simonson, aged 28 years, of Yatesville,...
George Simonson, aged 28 years, of Yatesville, was ground to pieces Saturday Saturday night while attempting to board a Delaware and Hudson train at a point between that place and Laflin, Sim - onson's body was cut In two, and he died Instantly. Simonson worked as a miner at a colliery near Lallln. After coming oft the night Shift Saturday night, shortly before 11 o'clock, he started for home by way of the railroad. He was accompanied accompanied by his cousin, Charles Simonson, of Latlln. When the two reached a point near where the Wilkes - Barre and Eastern Railroad crosses SiMONSON ATTEMPTED 10 BOARD TRAIN AND MET HORRIBLE DEATH above the tracks of the Delaware and Hudson road, a northbound freight train came alon, and the Simonsons, thinking that it was possible for them to Jump on, made the attempt. Charles succeeded, but George slipped and fell under the wheels. The cousin of the unfortunate man notilied one of the crew and the train was stopped. Several Several hundred feet down the track the trainmen found Slmonson's mangled remains strewn about. Besides his parents, the deceased is survived by one brother, Bert, and two sisters, Mrs. William Sartaln and Mrs. William Brown. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon.

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  1. The Scranton Truth,
  2. 27 Aug 1906, Mon,
  3. Page 10

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