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Death - Dana Berry- 26 November 1919

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Death - Dana Berry- 26 November 1919

Posted: 1554420664000
Classification: Death
Appears in The Chickasha Daily Express, Chickasha, Oklahoma, Monday, 24 November 1919 reads...


Miss Dana Berry, Formerly of Chickasha Meets Death by Accident in Oklahoma City; Burial to Occur at El Reno

News of the tragedy that resulted in the death of Miss DanaBerry, formerly of this city, was received here this morning from Oklahoma City where Miss Berry was run over and killed by a Frisco freight train yesterday morning.

Miss Berry was for about three years connected with the Chickasha Cotton Oil Company here, as stenographer to R. K. Wootten, general manager. She was a niece of Mrs. C. S. Walker, wife of a former Methodist minister of this city. The deceased was an orphan. Her grandparents, it was learned from local sources, lived at Calumet. Her brother Cecil Berry, was a soldier during the war, but is now a student at Oklahoma University. She is said to have other relatives in El Reno, where the funeral will occur today.

Miss Berry left the employ of the Chickasha Cotton Oil Company of Oklahoma City, where she has since been employed.

An account of her death printed in the early editions of Oklahoma City papers today says;

"Miss Dana Berry, 24 years old bookkeeper at the Liberty Cotton Oil Company, was run over and killed by a freight train yesterday morning at 8:15 o'clock as she was walking south to work on the Santa Fe tracks at Frisco Street.

"The right leg was amputated immediately above the knee. The left was cut in two four inches above the ankle and the whole body was mutilated. She was taken to the University hospital and died in less than an hour without regaining consciousness.

"Miss Berry was walking south on the tracks to keep out of the mud. A passenger train was going south. She following it with an umbrella raised. Just as she crossed the rails at Frisco Street a freight car being switched from the rear struck her.

"An employee of Harris, Irby and Vos, gin operators, is said to have witnessed and reported the accident.

"Miss Berry was living at the Campbell Hotel, 120 1/2 West Fourth Street."

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