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Thomas Welsh

Horrible Death of a Young Valparaiso Brakeman at His Post.
[Valparaiso Star.]

One of the mot horrible accidents of the year occurred at 6 o'clock this morning on the Fort Wayne road at Fifty-fifth street, Chicago. The unfortunate victim was Thomas Welsh, a young man of this city and one of the best known members among the young element. The particulars of the sad affair are still somewhat meagre, and the details cannot all be secured.

Tom Welsh was the flagman of the work train upon the Fort Wayne road. At fifty-fifth street he started to couple on the snow plow to the train. While leaning forward as the connection was being made, a sudden lurch of the train came and Tom's head was caught and crushed between the "dead wood" of the car and plow. One horrible scream, and the bystanders -- unwilling witnesses to the accident -- rushed to pick up the unfortunate youth. He was not dead, but survived only a few moments.

Mr. Welsh was about 23 years of age and was raised in this place. His father, an employee of the same road, met his death in an equally painful manner at the depot here. One sister is the wife of Roadmaster W. Mason Long, of the Fort Wayne, and a brother is a passenger conductor upon the Nickel Plate road. The remains were brought home this afternoon, in charge of Mr. Long, who had left for the city this morning on receipt of the sad intelligence by wire.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: February 24, 1893
Volume Number: 9
Issue Number: 46
Page: 4
Column(s): 4

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