1910 September 6 Death of John Gsell Watchman
Continued on Page 7 tO BO. Warning Others of Danger, Watchman Goes to His Death Stumbles on Rails and Pitches in Front of the Locomotive' Special to The Telegraph. Chambersburg, Pa., Sept. 6. Stumbling over the rails while in the act of flagging paesersby from the Western Maryland Railroad, tracks, John Gsell, aged 83 years, of Spring street, was struck by a freight trajn and cut In two at 10.30 this morning. For twelve years he had beeni watchman at the crossing at King street, wnere ne naa saved many lives by his diligence and attention to duty. This morning in his frantic efforts to flag back the people who were coming - toward the tracks, he tripped and fell under the wheels of the freight train. His body was cut in two across the middle of the Vunk and was lifeless when picked up a moment later, lie is survived by a widow and two daughters. B.