Lorenzo Eldridge
From B. F. Smith Esq., of this place, we learn that on Saturday last while Mr. Lorenzo Eldridge and Miss Mary J. Miller were crossing the Michigan Southern R.R. four miles west of Coldwater, in a wagon drawn by two horses, they were struck by the “lightening” train, instantly killing Mr. Eldridge and the horses and severely - perhaps fatally injuring Miss Miller.  We learn also, that this makes the sixth person that has been killed at this place.  The railroad company are now removing all the obstructions, so that the parties approaching the railroad at this crossing will be able to see the cars in time to avoid accident.   

Source: Steuben Republican Newspaper, 12 Oct 1870 p.3 c.2

Submitted By: Jean Ann Childers
E-mail: jachild1@frontier.com