Cavalier Yerxa

From the Carleton Sentinel Newspaper Jan 2, 1892


The locomotive of the freight train, which left here for the West on Saturday, struck and instantly killed Cavalier Yerxa, near Smith's Crossing. It appeared from the testimony taken by Coroner Dr. Connell, that Yerxa was seen on the track by the driver and fireman at some distance before he was reached and that on the alarm whistle being sounded he turned round and apparently saw the train but did not attempt to leave the track, and every effort to stop the train was unavailing until it had passed over and terribly mangled the body. Deceased was unmarried, aged about 35, the son of Bradford Yerxa, McKenzie Corner. The jury found a verdict in accordance with the facts mentioned, exonerating the Railway Co. and employees from all blame in the matter.