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Five Men Killed By Train While at Work on a Trestle Near Sandusky
Sandusky, Oct 16 - The bodies of five members of a bridge repair gang were found today under and near a trestle at Bay Bridge, west of here.  They are supposed to have been struck and killed by a west-bound Lake Shore train.  Nobody saw the accident.  Members of the Marblehead life saving crew picked two bodies out of the water under the trestle.  All the bodies were sent to Port Clinton.  The dead:

A.P. Kellott, Toledo, O., married.
Harmon Redman, Rocky Ridge, O., single.
Charles Cutshaw, Ligioneer, Ind., married.
Ben Knudson, Toledo, O., married.
Frank Navarre, Williston, O., married.
[News-Journal (Mansfield, OH) Saturday, 15 Oct, 1910, tr by KT]

Toledo- Dec 16 - The main plant of the Milburn Wagon Company was destroyed by fire here early today. The loss is estimated at more than $1, 000,000 including the building, and a large stock. The blaze broke out in the paint shop and soon the entire building which was an old one, was swept by fire. Street car service and trains on the New York Central line to Detroit were delayed when wreckage piled up on the tracks. Fireman fought the blaze in a below zero temperature.
[Lima Times Democrat, Dec 16, 1919 - Sub by L. Dietz]


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