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Dimmick, H. L. – Died 1895


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 3/23/2021 at 10:15:16

Source: Decorah Republican Sept. 19, 1895 P 3 C 3

Killed by the Cars.
The Oelwein Herald details the killing of freight conductor H. L. Dimmick, of the Great Western, in Oelwein, on the 6th inst. It says:—The exact manner in which the deceased met his death will never be known. The supposition is that he was coming to the front of the train from the caboose with his orders to be in readiness to deliver them upon reaching Oelwein. He ran over a lumber car and it is thought when he attempted to gain a footing on the next car which was considerably higher, he missed it and fell down between the cars to meet his death. About eight cars passed over the body of the unfortunate man, dragging him about a rod. The train was stopped about 200 feet from where the mangled remains were found.


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