[Mistaken identity: I feel bad for any of Mr. Taylor’s friends and family who may have read the first article!]
August 31, 1882 (The Commonwealth)
The Postmaster at Whitakers, a Mr. Taylor, we learn, met with a dreadful accident Tuesday. He attempted to cross the railroad, with a mail-bag on his shoulder, in front of an approaching train, stumbled and fell, and before he could recover himself the locomotive passed over him cutting off both legs. When last heard from the unfortunate man was still alive, but, being old and feeble, it is feared that the accident may prove fatal
September 7, 1882 (The Commonwealth)
It was not Mr. Taylor, the Postmaster at Whitakers, over whom the train ran, as stated in your last, but an old gentleman by the name of Carlyle, who was carrying the mail bag. No blame has been attached to any one for the accident, if I have been rightly informed. Mr. Carlyle is dead.