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A Fatal Accident.

Tom Baldwin, who lives with relatives eleven miles southwest of Shattuck, met with an accident Monday night which resulted in his death Tuesday morning. He had left Higgins Monday night and walked toward Goodwin on the railroad track. At a point near Goodwin he had either attempted to board a freight train or was run down by it and the wheels passed over both his feet, cutting one foot off just above the ankle, and the wheels passed over the ball of the other foot. The fright crew did not discover him and passed on leaving him to lie by the roadside until aid should arrive. Four three or four hours he was compelled to lay by the track not being able to move from the place where he had fell. The crew of the early morning passenger train discovered him and took him to Higgins where medical aid was administered. Dr. Newman was called from here early Tuesday morning and dressed the severed member and completed the amputation of the other. However Mr. Baldwin lost so much blood before medical assistance was administered that he was unable to survive the accident and death resulted within thirty minutes after Dr. Newman had dressed the wounds. Mr. Baldwin is survived by a mother living at Sayer, Okla., who was immediately summoned and a sister who lives southwest of the city.

Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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