Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1926, May 11 - Girl killed at a crossing at Iroquois, CNR., Kingston sub.

Kemptville Weekly Advance 13 May 1926

Brockville, Ont, May 11. Miss Lillian Stephenson, aged 17, employed in a linen mill at Iroquois, was instantly killed at noon to-day when the was struck by the International Limited of the Canadian National Railways while on her way home to dinner with two other girls, she stood at a level crossing awaiting the passage of a freight train and then stepped in front of the passenger train, travelling in the opposite direction. The two others endeavored to warn her of the danger but failed. Miss Stephenson was the only daughter of Gifford Stephenson, of Domville, Ont. Coroner Dr. E H. Marcellos has opened an inquest

Morrisburg Leader 14 May 1926

Girl Killed By Fast Train
Miss Lillian Stephenson, aged 18, was struck and killed on May 11th by the International Limited, going west at the Wilson Crossing, Iroquois. Miss Stephenson, with her cousin, Miss Ethel Perria, and Mrs Maude Hutt, all employed in the Caldwell Linen Mills, Lts., was going home to dinner. A freight train at the crossing delayed them and prevented them hearing the whistle of the west bound  train. Stepping on the track immediately the freight train had passed, Miss Stephenson started across. The others had time to see the onrushing train and stop. Miss Stephenson was the only surviving daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stephenson of Domville. She had lived in Iroquois for two or three years. Dr. E.H. Marcellus, Coroner, ordered an inquest.

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