Bedford Weekly Mail
October 25, 1901
The B. & O. S. W. trains have killed two people in Lawrence County this week on crossings. On Monday Lee Nichols, a colored man, was killed at Hamer's crossing by a fast train about three and a half miles east of Mitchell while driving across the track in a two-horse wagon with a team of mules. The wagon was demolished, but the mules escaped. Tuesday evening at Huron, Mrs. Phoebe Roach, an old lady 78 years of age, was instantly killed by another cannonball passenger train. The through passenger trains on the B. & O. S. W. go so fast it is dangerous to be near the track when they are due.
Stephen P. Johnson, who lived on the Isaac Day place five miles west of town, died at five o'clock Thursday, aged 65 years, 1 month and 23 days. He was a brother of Elisha Johnson and a member of Co. E, 67th Ind. Vols. The funeral will take place at Beech Grove Cemetery tomorrow at 11 AM. Old soldiers who can do so are requested to attend the burial at the cemetery.
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.