Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1926, October 2 - Lutheran Missionary fell under a train at Chalk River, CPR

Ottawa Citizen 2 October 1926

Rev. J. Koehle, 27, Killed Chalk River.
PEMBROKE, Oct. 2. Rev. J. Koehle, aged 27 years, Lutheran missionary of Waterloo, met instant death this morning at Chalk River when his foot slipped while he was boarding a train for Pembroke. The unfortunate man fell under the wheels of a coach as the train was moving away from the station, and was crushed to death.
Rev. Mr. Koehle had been conducting mission work between Massey and Pembroke, and had been in ChaIk River for a few days. He was proceeding to Pembroke to fill an engagement there when he met his death. It is understood he was to be married in two weeks' time.
Dr. O. E. Joseph, coroner, of Pembroke, was notified and decided that death was accidental. The body will he removed to Waterloo on Monday for burial.

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