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1903 East Paris (Michigan) Train Wreck

The "East Paris Train Wreck" occurred on 26 December 1903 in Kent County, Michigan.The wreck involved east- and west-bound trains on the Pere Marquette Railway. Cause was said to be a westbound stop signal which was blown out by strong winds. Staff tried to alert a nearby farmer - probably to restore the signal - but they were unable to prevent the crash. The crash killed a total of 22 people and injured 40.The Dead:MR. and MRS. J. L. BALDWIN, Muiliken, Mich.LOUIS BALDWIN, their son.LESTER WILLIAMS, Lansing, Mich.MRS. DAISY GILES, Lowell, Mich.BURT MYERS, Grandville, Mich.WALTER JORDAN, Grand Rapids, Mich.JOSEPH HULM, colored, Windsor, Ont.AUSTIN I. WAGNER, baggageman, Detroit, Mich.CHARLES A. STODDARD, Detroit, engineer No. 6.CHARLES A. DEVINE, Grand Rapids.WILLIAM HELMRICH, Detroit, baggageman.F. M. GILLETT, Burr, Ok., or Portland, Mich.ALLEN H. WELLS, Big Rapids, Mich.FRANK BURNS, Detroit, Mich, fireman No. 5.PETER W. WIERENGE, Grand Rapids, Mich.GEORGE PALMER, Detroit, Mich., American Express agent No. 5.WILLIAM SMITH, Saranac, Mich.E. F. COYKENDALE, Lake Odema, Mich.A. F. MAY, car repairer, Grand Rapids, Mich._____ PETERSON (or THOMPSON) Sioux City, Iowa.One unidentified Man.

17 memorials
 Anna <I>Patterson</I> Baldwin

Anna Patterson Baldwin

28 Aug 1859 – 26 Dec 1903

Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, USA

 George J Baldwin

George J Baldwin

23 Oct 1893 – 26 Dec 1903

Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, USA

 Leonard Jourdan “Len” Baldwin

Leonard Jourdan “Len” Baldwin

14 Aug 1867 – 26 Dec 1903

Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, USA

 William J Burns

William J Burns

3 Jul 1880 – 26 Dec 1903

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA

 Earl Tobias Coykendall

Earl Tobias Coykendall

13 Dec 1871 – 26 Dec 1903

Middleville, Barry County, Michigan, USA

 Charles A. Devine

Charles A. Devine

29 Nov 1880 – 26 Dec 1903

Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA

 Daisy Giles

Daisy Giles

9 Feb 1879 – 26 Dec 1903

Lowell, Kent County, Michigan, USA

 William H. Helmrich

William H. Helmrich

19 Oct 1862 – 26 Dec 1903

Howard City, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA

No grave photo

Jasper Hullum

1843 – 26 Dec 1903
Body lost or destroyed
 Walter B Jordan

Walter B Jordan

16 Apr 1883 – 26 Dec 1903

Clarksville, Ionia County, Michigan, USA

No grave photo

Frank May

13 Oct 1870 – 26 Dec 1903

Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA

 Burt M Meyers

Burt M Meyers

1885 – 26 Dec 1903

Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan, USA

No grave photo

Gerrit Motman

16 Oct 1869 – 29 Dec 1903

Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA

 William Gillette “Will” Smith

William Gillette “Will” Smith

31 Aug 1863 – 26 Dec 1903

Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, USA

 William J. Smith

William J. Smith

22 Jan 1868 – 26 Dec 1903

Saranac, Ionia County, Michigan, USA

No grave photo

Charles A Stoddard

unknown – 26 Dec 1903
Body lost or destroyed
No grave photo

Austin I. Wagar

23 Jul 1853 – 27 Dec 1903

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA

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