Augustus Sipple

Augustus Sipple

Birth
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 29 Mar 1873 (aged 19)
Geneva, Ontario County, New York, USA
Burial Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Plot Section 5, Lot 33
Memorial ID 86411793 · View Source
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Cause of death: accident.

The New York Central railroad made a run from Rochester, arriving late in the Geneva area. Due to an average depth of six inches of snow, and a heavy rain storm the creeks were overflowing into Seneca Lake. The track spanned a bridge which was compromised by the water. When the train attempted to cross on the bridge, it collapsed. The engine remained upright, but the tender careened over, smashing the engineer's cab and spilled the contents of wood and coal upon the engineer, Ignatius Buelte. The fireman, Augustus Sipple, leapt into the water and wasn't recovered until Tuesday morning.

Excerpted from Geneva Gazette, Friday evening, April 4, 1873


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  • Created by: Tom C.
  • Added: 8 Mar 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 86411793
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Augustus Sipple (12 Feb 1854–29 Mar 1873), Find a Grave Memorial no. 86411793, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Tom C. (contributor 47524987) .