THE LINDSAY NEWS, Lindsay, Oklahoma - July 6th, 1906
James Carson, son of Jerry Carson, of Erin Springs, met death in a rear end collision on the Rock Island railroad at Maple Hill, Kansas, Wednesday night.
Details are lacking, but he was enroute to Kansas City with stock in company with John McCaughey and Mark Speers of this city. While their train was at Maple Hill, a small town about 20 miles west of Topeka, the caboose of their train was struck by a freight train. Carson and a stockman from Duncan were killed, while two men from Ryan were seriously injured.
Jim Carson was aged about 20 years, and was an industrious well respected young man. His untimely death was a sad blow to his relatives and friends.
Jerry Carson will go to Chickasha this (Thursday) evening to meet the remains of his son. Further details next week.