Crushed And Likely To Die.

The Cartersville Express Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
February 6, 1880 Page 3:
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Crushed And Likely To Die.

Last Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Wm. Taylor, a brake man on the two o’clock freight train on the W. & A. railroad, was caught between two cars while trying to couple them, and crushed fearfully in the region about his hips and abdomen. Ranse Sellers happened to be near at hand, and, motioning the engineer forward, he sprang in and snatched Taylor out just in time to prevent his being run over. He was then taken to the St. James, Dr. Jackson was called in, and every assistance possible rendered him. Wednesday night we called to see him and found him in great agony. The result of the accident cannot be predicted, though the wound is dangerous and may be fatal. He lives in Abbeville, S. C., and has no relatives nearer.

Later.—Since writing the above, Mr. Taylor died about six o’clock yesterday morning. The corpse, at this writing, is lying at the St. James awaiting the arrival of Mr. Taylor’s sister, and was expected to be sent to Ashville last night……[Article continues]


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