Posted By:Jerry M. Coffee
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Subject:Re: Train wreck about 1902 near Brownwood, TX
Post Date:February 28, 2012 at 17:05:22
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The train wreck occurred near Zephyr, Texas, 19 miles southeast of Brownwood. Mrs. Kate Humphries was killed and five members of her family were injured. There were a total of 24 injured.

The Santa Fe passenger train hit a track washout on the night of September 4, 1902. My grandfather, John Coffee (1870 - 1973) was a section foreman for the Santa Fe Railroad at the time and his section hands were among the section crews that repaired the tracks after the train wreck.