Irene Lewis Injured in Stampede

Woman Fatally Hurt
Dozen Others Injured in Stampede Aboard Street Car

Knoxville, Tenn., September 23. — Two women were dangerously hurt and possibly a dozen other passengers on a street car on the Appalachian Exposition line were more or less hurt during a stampede last night that followed the burning out of a fuse in the car.  The fuse exploded with a startling shock that sent the passengers into a panic.  Twelve or more were hurt in jumping from the car.  Mrs. A. S. J. Davis, wife of a Knoxville wholesale dealer, died a few hours after the accident.  She jumped and was trampled upon.  Miss Irene Lewis, nurse in a Knoxville hospital, was also dangerously hurt.  The car was not damaged.

Source: The Times Dispatch — Richmond (VA) — September 24, 1910 — Page 1, Column 2

Irene Lewis is not among KGH students in the list prepared by the Tennessee State Library & Archives.  However, she is listed as a “T. Nurse,” age 28, born in Tennessee, in the 1910 federal Census enumeration for Knoxville General Hospital. [United States Census, 1910, Knoxville Ward 11, Knox, Tennessee; sheet 19B, family 314, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375520.]

Submitted by Laura Keyes Perry.

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