Elizabeth Palmer, nee Lyon
Fatal Accident Record

Midland Railway

Name Date Locality How Employed Nature & Cause of Injury
Not in Company's Service
Mrs C Palmer 1899, May 20 Desboro' Married Woman Fatal. Both Mother & Son attempted to cross line from Down to Up platform & were run over by Special Fish Train.
Dixon Palmer 1899, May 20 Desboro' Son of above, 5yrs

Source: Midland Railway Register of Accidents 1895-1901


Note: Elizabeth Palmer was the wife of Charles Palmer; her sister Jane was married to Charles' brother Dixon. The latter was the manager of the local Gas Company and he and his family lived in Station Road, Desborough. It seems likely that Elizabeth had come to Desborough with her youngest son (named after his uncle) to visit her sister.