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Engineer McGreevy killed

• Aug 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Aug. 11, 1900


The top stories in the Norwalk Daily Reflector on this date in 1900:


Fireman Turner and Brakeman Wolf badly injured at Deep Run Sunday

Micahel McGreevy, the well known W. & L. E. engineer, of Norwalk, was killed and fireman G.E. Turner and brakeman Israel Wolf, both of Steubenville, were badly injured at Deep Run, eight miles north of Wheeling, between six and seven o’clock Sunday night.

McGreevy’s engine was backing south ahead of a string of gondola coal cars, when it jumped the track, followed by ten of the cars. McGreevy was found about 20 feet from the wreck with two bad cuts, one on the top of his head and another in the forehead. It is thought that he jumped from his engine and was struck by one of the  cars.

Mr. McGreevy was one of the oldest engineers in point of service on the W. & L. E. road. He was about 45 years of age and resided at No. 118 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk. He was a genial, wholesouled man, very popular with his fellow employees and with all who knew him. He leaves a wife, but no children.


Election board organized

The deputy supervisors of elections for Huron County met at the Court House this morning and organized for the coming year, the secretary being chosen first. There were two candidates for this office, C.P. Venus, Democrat, the present secretary, and S.T.A. Van Sciver, Republican. Five ballots were taken without a choice and then as the law directs, lot was cast. Deputy West, Democrat, made the draw and drew out the name of Mr. Van Sciver, the Republican candidate.

G.C. Parker, one of the Democratic members, was then unanimously elected chief deputy.


A good appointment

Probate Judge Jones today re-appointed Supt. A.C. Bagnall of Chicago Junction, as member of the board of school examiners of Huron County. This is Prof. Bagnall’s fourth appointment to the office, the duties of which he has performed with the utmost satisfaction for many years.


Fell from her bicycle

Miss Susie Brown, stenographer for Bostwick & Burgess, was thrown from her bicycle this morning while riding on Main Street, and fell against the mail box at the corner of Whittlesey Avenue and Main Street. She sturck the box with such force that her left arm was badly hurt, the flesh being quite badly lacerated. She will be laid up for several days.


Stole only two bags

If the fellow who was so very generous as to leave me seventy-eight sacks of oats of the eighty sacks that I was obliged to leave in the field over night in the southeast part of the city, after threshing, will disclose his identity, he will be suitably rewarded by the undersigned — H.D. Williams.


Coming Monday — Aug. 13, 1975: Mate at cemeter: Witness

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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