Saturday, October 1, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 1

October 1, 1912 – John Gammell, of Faribault, Minn., was hit and instantly killed by a streetcar in St. Paul this morning.

The car knocked him to the pavement and then ran over his body severing the head at the neck. Motorman R. D. Moer was at once arrested and charged with manslaughter.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Head is Cut Off by Car”; October 01, 1912; p. 1.

St. Paul Streetcar 1910


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