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LOUTHER, Frank


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    Cambria Freeman, 04 Mar 1904, Contributed by Patty Millich

Frank Louther, aged 26, a brakeman in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad company was struck by No. 19, Cleveland and Cincinnati express near MO tower, about a mile east of Cresson station and instantly killed Saturday morning about 6:30 o'clock. His head was badly cut and his right leg crushed. Louther was a brakeman on the Puritan coal train which makes daily trips out of South Fork and up the Portage branch to the Puritan coal mines. Saturday morning his train was lying on a siding awaiting the passage of a fast one and Louther had just turned a switch for his engineers and was walking slowly east on No. 2 track with his eyes bent towards the rails when he walked straight into No. 19 which was running late. The engineer on the coal train, who was but a couple car lengths away, saw his brakeman's danger and shouted at him, but it was too late. Louther never looked up and his death was instantaneous. The body was taken to Johnstown and there prepared for burial. Later on Saturday it was sent to Benscreek where the interment was made.

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