Submitted by Elizabeth Burns.
February 17, 1892
A terrible accident occurred at Cameron,
evening, in which two beautiful young girls, daughters of William C.
Criswell, a wealthy citizen lost their lives--one of them while
heroically attemptng to save the other. Essie and Georgiana Criswell,
aged 14 and 16 were
walking along the
and while attempting to cross in front of a westbound train Essie fell,
when the engine was almost upon her, Georgiana seeing her sister's
danger rushed to her rescue. She too stumbled and was struck by the
locomotive and killed.