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 - i WAS HORRIFYING Details of the Killing of...
i WAS HORRIFYING Details of the Killing of Jacob F. Fox. HIS DAUGHTEB SAW THE ACCIDENT Tha Aged Mh Droa Id front of a Hoefciaa; Valley Trlo Going glatj Mile an Hoor--Waa Hoor--Waa Hoor--Waa Hoor--Waa Hurled I Dtaih and Every Bono la His Body Was Broken. The death of Jacob Fox was horrifying horrifying and was witnessed by his daughter, daughter, Emma. Her father was on the west side of the track. There is a small lane that runs through his farm and crosses the railroad. He was driving in a buggy and wanted to go over on the other aide. The aged man did not heed the ranld approach of the train until he got on the rails and then perhaps he did not see it. The engineer wnistiea. but it was too late. Ills daughter ran frantically toward him, but as the engine engine was reversed and Just as the hors cleared the track the locomotive with terrific force, crashed Into him. He was struck on the left side and hurled for some distance. When picked up the man was simply a mass of broken bones and bruises. His head was crushed to a pulp and some of the bones ground to small fragments. fragments. Dr. Rhu, upon examination, found that every bone In his body had been fractured several times. Both of the lower limbs were also broken in a number of places, while about his body were many Injuries that would have proved fatal. The horse escaped unhurt. The buggy was torn to pieces from under the unfortunate man. Miss Fox, who Is distracted by the awful slht she witnessed, said that the engineer did not whistle until he was almost on her father. Then it was too late. The engine was in chargeof Engineer Sowetl and the train was conducted by Mr. Cosgrove. Both of these gentle men say that they were running at the rate of about sixty miles an hour. The engineer says he whistled, but had not time to stop until he struck Mr. Fox. Luther Dennlson was on the train and tells practically the same story as that of Miss Fox and the engineer and conductor. conductor. Jacob F. Fox was 86 years of age and a native of Germany, but had resided resided In this country for many years. Ho was an honest, upright farmer who was much beloved in the community in which he resided. His death is a isad blow to his children, neighbors Aa f,onds Tho funeral will take place from the house Saturday forenoon at 10 o'clock.

Clipped from The Marion Star22 Apr 1898, FriPage 4

The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio)22 Apr 1898, FriPage 4
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