A Harvard College student run over by a Locomotive and killed.
--On Saturday afternoon, about five o'clock, a young Harvard College student, named Chas. E. Faulkner
, a son of Col. Samuel Faulkner
, of South Acton, a Director of the Fitchburg Railroad, was run over by a locomotive at Porter's Station, near Cambridge
, and his body dreadfully mangled, so that he only survived about an hour.
He was in the habit every Saturday afternoon of going to the station with a valise to be sent home, and also to receive a package from there.
On this occasion he had made the exchange, had written a letter to his father, and was crossing the track with a carpet-bag
of clean clothes, when he was struck by the locomotive, which had been up to the brick-yard crossing, and was returning backwards at the rate of twenty miles an hour.
Both legs were cut off, his head was injured, and his body so badly crushed that his surviving for a moment seems remarkable.
He was kept under the influence of other while alive.
His remains were conveyed to his home on an extra train of cars by the officers of the road and some of his brother students.
He was a young man of much promise.