Sunday, January 8, 2012

Iowa Charivari Party Victims of a Grade Crossing

Iowa State Bystander - 20 October 1899
From GenealogyBank.com on 8 January 2012
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ONE KILLED, NINE INJURED
Members of an Iowa Charivari Party
Victims of a Grade Crossing
  Seymour, Iowa, Oct. 20: --One person was killed and nine others were injured, several probably fatally, in a grade crossing accident here Wednesday. A wagon in which ten young men bound across the country to charivari a newly married couple was struck by an east-bound meat train on the Rock Island road and knocked from the track. Will Cupples was killed outright and the following were injured:
  Arrison, Norlan, bruised and cut on head; severe.
  Arrison, Orin, two scalp wounds.
  Bueler, Asa, injured in spine and hip.
  Darrah, David, shoulder, spine and hip.
  Gunter, Harlin, scalp wound, injured in spine; severe.
  Handlin, James A., slight injuries.
  Hostutler, Earl, struck on head; unconscious.
  McReynolds, J. L., slight injuries.
  Peers, J. M., slight injuries.
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The Daily Star, Fredericksburg, VA - 20 October 1899
From Google News Archive on 8 January 2012
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Fatality Prevents a Charivari
  Seymour, Ia., Oct. 19.--An accident occurred here last night in which one person was killed and nine others injured, several of them probably fatally. A crowd of young men had started to the country to charivari a newly married couple, and as they drove across the Rock Island track, in the eastern limits of the city, they were struck by a train and knocked from the track. Will Cupples was killed outright and his body was found upon the pilot of the engine. The other members of the party were thrown promiscuously along the track, the wagon completely demolished and the harness torn from the horses.
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Warsaw Daily Times, Warsaw Indiana - 19 October 1899
From Google News Archive on 8 January 2012
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RUN DOWN BY A TRAIN
Wagon Load of Young Men Who Were 
Going to a Charivari
  Seymour, Ia., Oct. 19.--A frightful accident occurred here at 7:45 o'clock yesterday evening, in which one person was killed and nine others injured, perhaps several of them fatally. A crowd of young men had started to the country to charivari a newly married couple and as they drove across the Rock Island track in the east limits of the city they were struck by the east bound meat train and knocked from the track. Will Cupples was killed outright.
  List of casualties:  J. W. Cupples, dead; Asa Bueller, injured in spine and hip; David Darrah, shoulder, spine and hip; Harlin Gunter, scalp wound, injured in spine, probably serious; Norlan Arrison, bruised and cut on head, bad; Orin Arrison, two scalp wounds; Earl Hostutler, unconscious; J. M. Peers, slight injuries; J. L. McReynolds, slight injuries; James A. Handlin, slight injuries.
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Kendallville Standard, Kendallville, Indian - 27 October 1899
From Google News Archive on 8 January 2012
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One Killed and Nine Injured
  One person was killed and nine others were injured, several probably fatally, in a grade crossing accident at Seymour, Iowa. A wagon in which were ten young men bound across the country to charivari a newly married couple was struck by an east-bound meat train on the Rock Island road and knocked from the track. Will Cupples was killed outright. 

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