Fatal accident at Marengo

Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Sep. 21, 1889, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription from Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Sep. 21, 1889., Source: The Mining Journal Marquette, Mi. September 21, 1889  The Fatal Accident at Marengo  Mr. A. E. Miller returned last Monday evening from Ashl and , Wi., where he had been the legal representative of the DSS and A at the inquest into the death of the man who was killed by passenger train NO. 4 on the night of September 8th.  The circumstances of the fatal accident were narrated in the Mining Journal shortly after the occurrance.  At Marengo and other places in the vicinity, there was considerable feeling agins the trainmen of the DSS and A passenger train, the people seeming to think that the engineer culpable.  The evidence, however, developed the fact that Mr. Hood, the engineer, and his fireman, as well as another gentleman who was on the engine, were keeping a careful lookout, but a for was prevailing and as the man was lying down, he could not readily be seen.  Others claimed fould play, claiming that companions had put him onto the track, having previously killed him, or inteded that the train should do the horrible business.  But there was no evidence of robbery and the man was not known to have an enemy.  The coroner's jury found that the man's death resulted from being accidently struck by the train, and they attached no blame on any one.  The dead man was Charles Reardon.  He lived at Marengo and leaves a wife and several children.  He had been drinking some liquor the previous evening and probably lay down upon the track in a drunken stupor.
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Sep. 21, 1889, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company.
Subject(s): Railroads
Marquette (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1889-09-21