Isaac Taylor death in Logansport IN 1918

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Isaac Taylor death in Logansport IN 1918 - today that any armistice terms granted The...
today that any armistice terms granted The police interfered and made arrests. ISAAC TAYLOR CRUSHED PENNSY SWITCH ENGINE Isaac Taylor, Pennsylvania railroad carpenter,-whose home .was at 500 Tar coma-avenue, was crushed to death this mornias at 7:15 while at work with a bridge repair gang of seven men at Kenneth, west of the city. At the time of the accident, then men were Tolling .timbers along the rails preparatory to making the repairs to the",trestle or culvert in the vicinity of Kenneth, -when a switch engine came around the curve'.-and being unable to stop in time to save the men" bumped squarely into the tang of workmen. The other six men were able to escape with only t bruises, but Taylor was caught between the" engine and the timber and was rolled along the track for a considerable distance. The engine was finally stopped, but aot until Taylor's injuries-were such that death was certain: 'His:.head was "rightfully cut and gashed; his chest vas crushed, and the skin and flesh rere stripped fronvhis left hand'un- til only the. bones remained. · The -unfortunate 'man was still breathing when the men from the gine'and. the ·uninjured;workmen released him from his position, he placed upon the switch engine and brought to the Panhandle.Fourth station. Dr. Hetherington was .called but death had come while on the to tha city. The remains were viewed by Coroner M. B. Stewart and were later taken to the undertaking establishment of Tucker. Pierce Easterday Market street. Isaac Taylor was sixty years oi and is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. who ,is in military service at Camp-Taylor. Henry Schwerini^ formerly ocnnect- ed with the Logansport fire department, was one of the seven men the bridge repair gang-, and saved himself from injury and perhaps fcy dropping through the culvert safety as he saw the ~ engine ins.,,' ' - . Coroner Stewart will hold an inquest Friday at 9 a. m. in tie room of the court house.

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  1. Logansport Pharos-Tribune,
  2. 28 Oct 1918, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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  • Isaac Taylor death in Logansport IN 1918

    paulamein54 – 20 Mar 2013

  • paulamein54
    Don't know if this our Isaac Taylor. Thought I would keep this clipping.

    paulamein5420 Mar 2013

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