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Harry Hurst

Another Fatal Railroad Accident.
We record another sad and fatal accident that occurred last Sunday night on the Grand Trunk railroad near South Lawn. It was that of a boy about fifteen years of age who, with two companions, one his cousin, was beating his way through on the 11:23 p. m. train to Toronto, Canada. They were sitting between the baggage car and tender of the locomotive, the one who was killed sitting on the rear end of the tender with his feet upon the coupling bar when the coupling broke, throwing the engine suddenly forward and pitching the boy headlong under the onward moving train, which, as he fell, struck his head fracturing his skull, cutting off the left arm below the elbow, and otherwise injuring him. He was picked up and brought to this city. A telegram was sent forward ordering the company's physician, Dr. Beer, called. He was called from the deport by telephone, but as he was away visiting another patient, Dr. Cattron was called, he being the only other physician having a telephone. Upon the arrival of the train the injured boy was taken into the depot and upon examination it was decided by the physician that he could not live, and about 1 o'clock a. m. he died. He was taken in charge by the coroner, who held an inquest. George Wilson, who remained with him, the undertaker, Mr. Lepell, was called and prepared the body for burial, by embalming it and providing a coffin. Orders were also received by Mr. Lepell to place the body in a neat coffin and send the bill to the superintendent of the railroad. The young man's name was Harry Hurst. He had gone to Chicago about three weeks ago thinking to get work and big pay at his trade, putting stops and reeds into organs, a business at which he was serving an apprenticeship in Toronto, and for which he was receiving five dollars per week. His parents were reported by the cousin to be laboring people, his father and two brothers being carpenters. The body was sent on in charge of the cousin on the 11:30 a. m. train Monday. Sad, very sad to the parents, brothers and sisters will be the home coming of their son and brother.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: September 7, 1882
Volume Number: 26
Issue Number: 36
Page: 5
Column(s): 4

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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