New Plymouth Sentinel
New Plymouth, Idaho
Thursday, August 9, 1917
FRANK HAHN FAMILY KILLED IN ACCIDENT
Train Hits Automobile Near Payette
One of the most terrible accidents that ever happened to a family in Idaho was that which befell the Hahns Monday morning at Wood's spur crossing near Payette.
An automoble containing six members of the Frank Hahn family of Council was hit by the pony train on the Oregon Short Line. The dead are F. Hahn, Mrs. Hahn, Joe Hahn, Elsie Hahn and Frank Hahn, Jr., Alice Hahn is the only survivor of the fatal ride.
They were on their way from Boise where they had been visiting relatives to their home in Cambridge. The auto was hit squarely by the locomotive and some of the victims were hurled more than 50 feet. The engineer thinks the auto engine went dead as the car was crossing and stopped on the track.
Mr. Hahn was a well known stockman of the Council valley, where he had resided for many years. (Riverside Cemetery, Payette, ID)