Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
HUSSMANN, Clara ( )   Carlyle IL  Breese J  25 Oct 1923  Linda Holthaus 


Mrs. Clara Hussman Struck by B & O Train, No. 62 On Her Way Home From Church

As the passenger train, No. 62 east bound was pulling into Carlyle Friday evening and crossing 17th street at a rate of about 30 miles per hour. Mrs. Clara Hussman stepped into the path of the train and was instantly killed, when the pilot of the engine struck her. She was knocked about 50 feet after which the train came almost to a dead stop, shaking up the passengers. The train crew picked her body up and placed it in the baggage car. The body was then taken to the depot and Dr. Roane was summoned. He found her to be in a very mangled condition. Her head was almost severed from her body and very badly bruised and split. Her body and legs were so severely cut that it was difficult to handle the body. She was later taken to Frerker’s undertaking parlor, where an inquest was held, and decided that she came to her death by accident.

Mrs. Hussman had gone to church and on returning to her home south of the railroad track, it was necessary for her to cross the tracks, which at this time was on 17th street. It was rather dark at 8:13 p.m., the time she met her death, and the lights probably blinded her. The fireman saw her close to the track, stopping, and when the train was almost up to her, she made an attempt to beat the train.

Funeral services were held from St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle at 9:30 Monday morning to the Carlyle cemetery. She leaves to mourn her death three daughters and one son.


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