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Roy Durham, Genoa, Ill., train accident 1902
Posted by: Kai (ID *****5332) Date: November 09, 2011 at 19:23:35
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St. Charles (Kane County, Illinois) Chronicle, Oct. 17, 1902. Roy Durham, a lad whose parents removed from Elgin to Genoa that day, was made a cripple for life Friday evening by a train on the Chicago & Milwaukee road. The accident happened at 9:55 p.m. The victim of the casualty is only 11 years old. He board the train at Genoa and was alone. When he heard the brakeman call "Elgin," he arose from his seat and started for the car door. The train slowed down but suddenly started again. The boy became frightened, supposing he was being carried by the station, and rushing to the platform, jumped. This was a few rods north of Chicago street. He fell between the cars and the wheels passed over his left leg, cutting it off below the knee. (Posted as a courtesy, not related.)


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