Dumphrey, Harry – Obituary

Brakeman Killed

Last Monday night as a wrecking train pulled out from La Grande for the scene on the same day’s accident at Hilgard, Harry Dumphrey’s; a brakeman attempted to climb on the train while it was in motion, as is usual with all train men, but in some manner lost his hold, and falling under the car a truck passed over his right side. Dumphrey was first missed by his crew when the train reached Ora Dell about a mile beyond La Grande and backing up to the depot, they were horrified to find him in a dying condition with his right side badly crushed, his leg cut off and his arm almost severed. Strange to say that in this terrible condition he lived half an hour, suffering untold agonies and conscious to the last.

It is learned that the deceased man has a sister living at Pendleton.

Thus another soldieer at his perilous post doing duty for a worthy cause has met a terrible fate without a moments warning and passed into the unknown beyond.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
August 30, 1888



White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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