28 August 2015

On This Day: Gallaghersville man injured in railroad accident

Joseph Cadwell was injured at the Kinzer station in Lancaster County, reported the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer On This Day in 1880.

The accident occurred the day prior, on 27 August. The Johnstown express train was heading east on the Pennsylvania railroad when it struck Cadwell, a track hand. Cadwell is a single man and lived in Gallaghersville, Chester County. 


Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 28 August 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.