Thursday, November 29, 2018

Locked in Box Car 1914

Boy Locked in Box Car

Ernest Henderson, eighteen years of age, was saved from death from star
vation at Seaford Thursday morning.  Car Inspector O. O. Ellis was making a trip through the freight yard, when he was attracted by faint cries from a refrigerator car, and found the young man helpless from cold and lack of food.

After partly regaining his strength the young man told his rescuers that he had boarded a freight train in Wilmington about a week, ago, With the intention of beating his way to Delmar to visit his step-father, and fearing detection on the open cars, he crawled into the refrigerator car, the doors of which he supposed were closed by a brakeman.

As soon as the lad regained sufficient strength he was sent to Delmar on a passenger train.

Above from The Middletown Transcript Jan 17 1914

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