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John Smoot accident in 1885
Posted by: Daniel Robinson (ID *****7243) Date: May 18, 2010 at 06:14:14
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" The Shepherdstown Register "
Shepherdstown, WV.
Friday, Feb 6, 1885 pg 3

- Berkeley County News -

From the Herald:
The Hannis Distillery starts up Monday, after having undergone through repairs and been enlarged and improved.

John Smoot, a German, seven weeks in this country, with a family in Germany, had one leg broken and the other crushed so badly that it had to be amputated, by the cars Thursday morning at the B. & O. depot in this place. While getting out of the way of one engine he was struck by No 525.


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