J. F. Borough

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
November 28, 1889, page 1
Transcribed by:  

A Sickening Sight.
A Young Man Horribly Mangled Under the Wheels.
He is Cut Into Several Pieces and the Track for a Considerable Distance is Strewn With Human Flesh.

A terrible accident occurred Tuesday morning on the Western and Atlantic railroad, near the 47 mile post, and about half a mile below town.

A young white man was literally torn to pieces by the wheels of the early morning south bound freight train, and for about sixty or seventy feet pieces of flesh, bones and brains were strewn along the track. A more sickening and horrible sight could hardly be imagined.

The name of the young man was J. F. Borough and his home was in Charleston, S. C. he was traveling with another young man by the name of Joseph Letcher, whose home is in Socket, R. I. The latter was also bruised up, but he prevented anything serious by jumping in time….....Continuing Letcher said: “Jack told me that his home was in Charleston and that he was on his way there. He had learned his trade as a carriage blacksmith at Neeson’s wagon shops, but for the past five or six years he had been in Texas. His father had sent him money several times to come home on, but Jack had spent it foolishly and the consequence was that he had to walk or beat his way home…”

[Article continues with a long description of the accident.]


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