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William Rogers

 
Paulding New Era
February 18, 1887
 
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Under the Wheels. A Dallas Boy cut into Five Pieces by a Freight Train. Last Wednesday evening just at dark William Rogers a small boy about eleven years old, and the only child of a widow, was instantly killed by a south bound E.T.V. & G. freight train. It appears from the evidence of two witnesses, and the surrounding circumstances, that the boy had either climbed or was attempting to climb on a train that was just pulling into a siding at Dallas.
One of the witnesses, a woman, states that she told him he had better keep away from the train and that he replied that he would ride to the depot. The train passed on and as she was walking on the track just behind it she saw the mangled body on the rail. The head was entirely severed form the body. The right thigh was crushed form the hip to the knee and the foot turned up under the right arm. The right arm was cut in two about the elbow and the left hand was cut off. There were, of course, other slight bruises.
No one knows exactly how he came to fall under the car, but it was one of those slips that any one is liable to make who attempts to board a moving train. The remains, after being neatly prepared by the railroad authorities, were interred in the Dallas cemetery.



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