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  • James Nicholas Carder (1887 - 1911)
    Obituary
  • Frank B. Fletcher (1877 - 1918)
    Son of Isaac and Phebe Fletcher, married 3 times, 1st to Anna Newton 1901, 2nd to Mamie Sanders 1909, 3rd to Dora Charbonneau 1912. Had one son named Florence Newton Fletcher b. 1904 who married Annett...
  • Robert Fletcher Lamb (1859 - 1921)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Aug 17 2019, 14:05:22 UTC
  • Benjamin S. Bratton (1815 - 1905)
    The following is an article published on November 11, 1905 in the Marshall Mountain Wave, Marshall Arkansas. About 7 o'clock Monday evening, the town was horrified at the news that "Uncle Ben" Bratto...

Train wreck


Please add Geni profiles of people who died in any sort of train related incident to this project. Do consider spinning off big accidents into separate but related projects.


A train wreck or train crash is a type of disaster involving one or more trains. Train wrecks often occur as a result of miscommunication, as when a moving train meets another train on the same track; or an accident, such as when a train wheel jumps off a track in a derailment; or when a boiler explosion occurs. Train wrecks have often been widely covered in popular media and in folklore.

A head-on collision between two trains is colloquially called a "cornfield meet" in the US.

5 January 1911 at Gaika's Loop near Cathcart Eastern Cape, South Africa the train derailed around sharp bend killing 22 and injuring 50.

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