|Thursday, February 21, 1924||The Globe (Toronto)||Page 1, col. 7|
Aged railwayman killed by train on wrong track.
Special Despatch to The Globe.
Cornwall, Feb. 20.—The blinding snowstorm which today is raging all over the country was responsible in large measure for the death of E. O. Winters, Canadian National Railway agent at Moulinette, about six miles west of here, and one of the most respected and highly esteemed residents of the village.
Owing to the storm the westbound trains, which usually use the north track, were transferred to the south track, and Mr. Winters, expecting the noon train, went out of the south track with his mail-bag, which be usually placed on that train, but the train which whistled was the International Limited, which was running a few minutes late. Mr. Winters' legs and arms were broken and his head crushed.
It was 1.30 this afternoon when the accident was discovered by the engineer on the mail train.
Mr. Winters was 82 years of age and was born in Lunenburg.
He was constable, justice of the peace and school attendance officer for the district. He was also a trustee of the Methodist Church. He leaves a wife and one son, Van Buren Winters of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Louis E. Hamilton, and a niece, Mrs. C. J. Shaver of Moulinette.
On New Year's Eve a few years ago Silas Winters, a brother, was run over and killed at the railroad crossing in Cornwall.