Spence Baker’s Foot Crushed by Rolling Train Engine, April 1883, Lincolnton, NC

April 19, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)
[From the exchanges]

Charlotte Journal Observer: A painful accident occurred at the Lincolnton depot yesterday morning to Spence Baker, a train hand in the employ of the Carolina Central Railroad. Baker was engaged in some sort of work about the engine while it was in motion, and was thoughtless enough to step on the rail when the front driving wheel caught his foot and crushed it into a jelly.


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