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Accident on a South-bound Train.
San Jose Evening News | Wednesday, May 19, 1886, pg. 1
RAVENNA, Cal,. May 18 — Train 19, south-bound, ran into a construction
car one mile north of here, killing one laborer, George Ames, aged fifty-five,
residence Oakland. No passengers were injured.
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Engineer Succumbs to Injuries from
Second Accident 1 Week Later.
Los Angeles Daily Herald | May 23, 25, 27 & 29, 1886.
Probably Fatal Injury.
Sunday Morning, May 23, 1886.
Geo. Bailey, an engineer in the employ of the S.P. Co., and the one who was on the engine which ran into a construction train at Ravenna last week killing a man, is likely to follow the victim of that unfortunate accident at once. Friday night he took out a special train from the yard in this city and reached the fated scene of the former mishap. While the train waited at the Ravenna station he got under his engine to oil it. In some way not learned the train started and cut off Bailey's foot and broke his back. Only by a miracle could he survive the terrible accident.
Tuesday Morning, May 25, 1886.
Geo. Bailey, the unfortunate engineer who was run over at Ravenna last week, had his foot amputated on Sunday. He is doing as well as could be hoped under the circumstances.
Thursday Morning, May 27, 1886
Geo. Bailey, the injured engineer, was reported to be resting more easily yesterday. There were slight hopes entertained that he might pull through after all.
The Engineer Dead.
Saturday Morning, May 29, 1886.
George Bailey, the engineer hurt at Ravenna last week, by his engine slipping back while he was under her oiling up, died yesterday morning after suffering for several days. The flags on the Depot Hotel and at the work shops were at half mast all day. Deceased leaves a wife and two children and was a member of the Pentalpha Lodge, F.&A.M. [Free and Accepted Masons], who will conduct the funeral according to the ceremonies of the mystic tie.
News story courtesy of Jason Brice.