125 Years Ago

Veteran Killed by Train


September 21, 2023

Herald of Sept. 29, 1898

David M. Mills, 77, a veteran of both the Mexican and Civil Wars, was killed at Rodman station below Roaring Spring on Friday when he was run down by a train as he was walking along the track. He was given a military funeral by the members of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Eddie, the 8-year-old son of Levi Kensinger of Henrietta sustained a fracture of the right leg above the knee on Saturday when the wheel of a threshing machine passed over it. The lad was riding the machine and was shaken off.

The county commissioners at the Industrial Training Home, the Blair C...

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