Date Johnston

VERMONT — Date Johnston, who left here several years ago and who had been working at Joliet, left there some days ago trying to beat his way on a freight train was killed, having his head cut off. One report is he put his head out of the car door and it was knocked off by another car, which was being moved on a switch, while another report is to the effect that he fell between the cars and the wheels cut his head off. The remains were brought here for burial Wednesday of last week.


Published in the Astoria Argus on 10/8/1891

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