I have no GUSTIN interests, but came across this -
In the Harrisburg [PA] Daily Telegraph
dated, Thursday, April 19, 1877, reprinted from the Tioga
A CITIZEN OF PENNSYLVANIA KILLED IN ELMIRA N.Y.
Col. Richard GUSTIN, a resident of Jackson township in this county, met with a fatal accident in Elmira, last Thursday
afternoon about half past two o'clock. The terrible affair occurred at the Water street crossing of the Erie railway, and the facts are related by the Advertiser substantially as follows:
Mr. GUSTIN was in a platform wagon just above the Pennsylvania House, driving a team of horses, when they became frightened at a man in the street shoveling dirt. They sprang out of the control of Col. GUSTIN and ran down the street at a furious rate. A freight train was passing down the track and the horses ran furiously into it, upsetting the wagon and throwing GUSTIN therefrom under the wheels of the cars. Before help could come to him - and it seemed as if the street was instantly full of people - at least three cars passed over him, crushing his left leg and the lower part of his body in a fearful manner. He was carried to the office of Dr. J. M. FLOOD, near at hand, and an attempt made to relieve him, but he was past human help. Some of the most important arteries, and blood-vessels must have been cut, for there was a stream of blood along the street where he was carried that was like pouring water from a pitcher. He lived but a few moments after arriving at the office.
The team turned and ran towards the bridge and on it, but they were secured and brought back without having suffered any material damage. It is a great pity they could have been killed rather than that a valuable human life should have been sacrificed by them.
Col. GUSTIN was a farmer, and lived about two miles from Millerton. He was held in very high respect and esteem by all his neighbors, and was a prominent citizen in that vicinity. During the war he served as a Colonel of a Pennsylvania regiment. He was elected master of Millerton Grange at its organization, and was re-elected last December. He was about fifty years of age, and leaves a wife and three children.
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