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Mr. W.H. Fisher

The Paulding New Era
29 Mar 1883
 
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Mr. W.H. Fisher, a locomotive engineer, setting in the capacity of brakeman for a while in order to learn the road, while endeavoring to descend from the top of the car next to the caboose, the train running at a rapid speed, at a point about three and one half miles above Dallas, missed his footing and fell through between the cars, the brake beam crushing his skull, his right hand being cut off at the wrist by the ponderous wheels, his body otherwise fearfully ___.  The train ran about a mile before it’s speed could be checked, and returning, Mr. Fisher was brought down to Dallas in an unconscious condition, where Drs. Connally and Foster were called to him, but surgical aid could be of no avail.  He died at 3 o’clock and 5 minutes on Friday morning.  His remains were forwarded to his family in Kentucky for interment.  


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