Mud Run Train Wreck

Someone had asked for info about the Mud Run Train Wreck. Two of my relatives perished in this awful telescopic train accident. The following is a list of the deceased as according to the WILKES-BARRE RECORD on October 12, 1888. The Mud Run Train Wreck occurred on October 10, 1888.

The Dead

From Pleasant Valley

Patrick CURRAN, aged 15

Michael WHALEN, aged 12

Wm EARLY, aged 13

James JACKSON, aged 14, son of Frank

James JACKSON, aged 12, son of Henry

Barney MEIGHAN, aged 40, his daughter

Polly MEIGHAN, aged 17

John M. COLEMAN, aged 47

Patrick COLEMAN, aged 12, son of John

Michael COLEMAN, aged 14, son of John

Thomas RUDDY, aged 30

Mame ATKINSON, aged 18

Wm KELLY, aged 32

Mrs. Patrick FARREL

Benjamin O'BRIEN, aged 15

Katie FEATHERSTONE, aged 19

Lewis DORAN, aged 14

Abram DORAN

John LYNOTT, aged 12

James LYNOTT, aged 14

Mrs. T.B. BREHONY and son James

Charles GALIX, aged 14

Austin GIBBON, aged 14

Mrs. Margaret MCANDREW, aged 35

Thomas MCANDREW son

John MCANDREW, son

__________ BARRETT (no first name listed in article)

John WALSH, died at hospital

Patrick WALSH, aged 14

Martin EARLEY, aged 14

William KEELY

John MCCOHAN, aged 45

and four others

 

From Minooka

Annie CURRAN

Richard POWELL and wife

James CONABOY

Festus MULHERRIN

Thomas TOOLE

Unidentified Boy, member of St. Joseph

 

From Scranton

Michael L. GIBBONS

Norah and Katie QUINLAN

Owen KILCULLEN

Thomas MORAN

Michael MAXWELL, aged 16

 

From Moosic

Edward CONOVER and two others

 

From Olyphant

Annie LOFTUS, aged 27

 

From Old Forge

W. CUSICK

Katie CLARK

 

From Miner's Mine

James FLYNN

 

From Jessup

John ROGAN

 

From Hyde Park

Mamie HART

 

These are amazing articles and would be worth the effort to obtain and read about this horrific and historic event in the area. Both newspapers covered the story. Such a tragedy.

The following information was donated by: K. Johnson
by Mary Ann Lubinsky for the PAGenWeb Project, and by Individual Contributors

 Mary Ann Lubinsky, County Coordinator

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