CRISWELL SISTERS

 

Submitted by Elizabeth Burns.

 

Arizona Republican

February 17, 1892

 

A terrible accident occurred at Cameron, West Va. near Wheeling last

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 Baltimore and Ohio railroad tracks

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.