1903 Dec 31 Springer, Daniel (possibly Harry Springer's brother) hit & killed crossing train track

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 - DANIEL SPRftNGER E Wayne Township Farmer is...
DANIEL SPRftNGER E Wayne Township Farmer is Instantly Killed byWa - 4. bash Train. HE DID NOT SEE DANGER Horse Was Thrown Fifty' Feet and Buggy Reduced to Splinters. Daniel Springer, 62 years of age, a farmer residing four miles 'south of the city, met instant death at the Brooklyn avenue crossing of the Wabash railroad, at the extreme southwestern limits of the city, shortly before 7 o'clock Wednesday evening. Caught upon the crossing by sast - bound train No. 24, whose approach he did not see, Springer was so badly injured that death herd ensued before the trainmen could reach him. His horse was thrown a distance of fifty feet and killed, and the buggy in which the farmer 'was riding was reduced to splinters. Mr. Springer; haij been at work dur - - lng the day assisting in the work of butchering at the Bushman farm, a few miles west of the point where the accident occurred. He had recently been living on the farm of Barney Cllne, on the Prairie road, and waa driving homeward from his work when the accident occurred. He was muffled In clothing to protect him against the cold and evidently did not see the approach of the train, and Engineer Cummlngs, who waa at - tha throttle, aays the train .was so near when Springer 'drove upon the track that there' waa little time to even slacken speed before the crash came. The train wast stopped at once, the lifeless form taken aboard and brought to the depot at' Calhoun street Dr. A. E. Van Busiirk, the deputy eoronernwas summoned and the body was removed to the Peltier undertaking rooms, where it was pre - tared for burial. Upon his person were found some letters,' a gold watch and $63,37 In cash. .Since the death of his wife, which occurred in May last, Mr. Springer haa been,' in charge of 'the farm of Barney Cline, who is now in California. He was a veteran of the civil war and quite well known. The ur - vlving relatives Include a eon, Charles Springer, residing south of the city,' and a daughter, .Mrs. .Dennis, living near Boanoke. There are alao two brothers, Will and Harry Springer, of this county. The remains were prepared for burial and removed to the home of the son on the Huntington 'road. The funeral services will, be held Saturday afternoon from Prairie Orove. The crossing where the accident occurred is a most dangerous'one.

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  1. The Fort Wayne Sentinel,
  2. 31 Dec 1903, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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