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Series: Good Old Days | Story 29

January 4, 2024



125 Years Ago

From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, January 6, 1899

HEAD ROLLED AWAY

Conductor Gilbert Decapitated By a Car Wheel

Fell With His Neck Across a Rail and Was Caughty by a Wheel

Conductor Henry L. Gilbert of the Spokane & Palouse train from Pullman to Genessee, was beheaded at the Pullman yards about 10 o’clock Saturday morning by a car wheel of his train. His head was cut as squarely off as it would have been possible with a guillotine. His son, Emery Gilbert, who was a brakeman on the same train, was standing near and witnessed the tragic happening.

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