Lewistown Man Killed By Train
Wiliam C. Bratton, Leader in Behalf of Prohibition, Is Victim of Grade Crossing Accident
William C. Bratton, well-known businessman of Lewistown, was instantly killed in a grade crossing accident on the Pennsylvania Railroad one mile west of Lewistown last night.
Bratton, who was 63 years old, went to his farm along the mountain road near Lewistown to drive some stock into town. A boy accompanied him with a team.
At the crossing Bratton got out of the wagon to drive the animals across the track. Passenger train No. 48, eastbound, due at Lewistown about 5.30 o'clock, came along and in his efforts to drive the animals across safely, Bratton walked on the tracks in the path of the train. He was instantly killed.
He as known throughout Mifflin County for his activities on behalf of prohibition. In addition to his widow, three sons survive him as follows: W. Boyd Bratton, a contractor of Lewistown; J. M. Bratton, a music dealer of Lewistown, and William Bratton, a civil engineer of New York City.