Tuesday, February 3, 1891
(Contributed by Roger Bloor)
Fatally Injured While Walking the Track.
A Night Freight Crushes His Skull, Causing His Death.
Another fatal accident occurred last night to swell the list of yesterday's happenings. Between 10 and 11 o'clock, Enoch Bloor, who resides in the East End, and who had been down to town, started to walk home on the railroad track. When he had got beyond the big culvert east of Ralston's crossing, train 98, bound east, whistled for him to get off the track, which he did, but did not step far enough away, and the train struck him, crushing in the back part of his head. The train was stopped and he was taken on board and conveyed to his home. Drs. Calhour and Marshal were called in and everything done for him possible, but he still remained in an unconscious condition until 3 o'clock this morning, when the task was given up as hopeless. He died at five minutes to 10 o'clock this morning, never returning to consciousness. The deceased was well known in this city and hsas been engaged in the butchering business here for a number of years.