Nelson Johnson family in train crash in California, June 1903.
Approached MANY IOWANS HURT. Overland PJUMiger on Southern Pacftc Derailed arid Forty Ar. Injured. Â£anta J Barbara, *'al, Juno 2.--ovcr- laini passenger train No. '22. on OK ^outlu-ru 1'avlflc rallroiid, wan derailed ul a point about a mile south of Kincon at S o'clock Saturday night, f i-at-H plunging down an embankment forty feet liljrh. two of them being iy submerged in the sea. About forty jteoph: were injured, mie of them seriously. Many sus- iJned broken boties and were badly bruised. A woman whose name was Riven Mrs, J. A. Smith had both arms crushed crushed so badly that they will have to amputated ut the shoulders. The. injured injured were brought here as snon as (H'Ksiblr; by special train, and taken at imce to the Cottage hospital. it is a matter of the greatest wur* !rise that none was killed, as many iM-opIe were buried beneath the wrec-k- ,ig*; and were securely fastened. Among the injured are: Mrs. Nelson Johnson. Fort Madison. la., bruised and badly eut about the lead. J. K. Carr. Cre.ston, la., out and ruised. Mrs. J. K. Carr, Creston. la., bruised. Mrs. J. M. Casey. Fort Madison, la., Â·ut and bruised about the head; feared nternally injured. Mrs. Casey, bruisd and cut. Five-jvar-old son of Mrs. Casey, (lightly cut. , Nelson Johnson, of Fort Madison. 1 -ery badly hurt about head and should- B rs; feared internally hurt. It is not known just what caused wreck. It is believed, however, that he rails spread as the engine was over them, throwing the flrst car. ollowed by three others, down the teep embankment, Several other cars left the track, lid not go down the bank.