W. Matt & Mason Riddle  


Shelby News, Shelbyville, KY, Thur Morn, Feb 28, 1918, front page col 2.

Two Men Killed By L. & N. Train Monday Afternoon at Wilson's Crossing - W. Matt Riddle, aged sixty years, a tenant on the farm of W. C. Elliott, two miles east of Shelbyville, was instantly killed Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at Wilson's Crossing on the Mulberry pike, northeast of here, when the buggy in which he was riding was struck by the L. & N. westbound passenger train. Mason Riddle, aged fifty-five years, a brother, who was the other occupant of the buggy, suffered injuries from which he died at the King's Daughters Hospital two hours after the accident.  The scene of the accident was the private crossing on the farm of Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson. The Engineer of the train stated that he sounded the usual warning whistle when he approached the curve near the crossing and when he saw the buggy he applied the emergency brakes.  W. Matt Riddle's head was crushed in and one arm and leg broken.  He is survived by his wife, four daughters and three sons.  The buggy was completely demolished.  Following the accident the bodies of the two men were taken aboard the train and brought to this city.  Mason Riddell's home was near Stamping Ground.  He was a widower and is survived by one daughter.  The inquest was held at the courthouse Tuesday morning by Coroner F. H. Barriger.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:  Contributed by Linda Crose..


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