Norma Dishman Chamberlain
Daughter of Wm. D. Chamberlain and Ellen Dishman, of Barbourville, Knox Co., KY. She graduated from Berea College in nursing, trained there and in Cincinnati, OH, and returned to Berea as a member of the hospital staff. Killed, along with a male companion, in a horrendous collision with a passenger train at the age of 23.
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Couple Killed by Fast Train Struck While Walking Along Railroad Track Near Berea
Barbourville, Ky. Funeral services for Miss Norma D. Chamberlain were held at the First Christian Church in this city Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. N. Barnette, the former pastor officiating. Interment was in the Barbourville cemetery.
Miss Chamberlain was killed in Berea early Sunday afternoon when she and a young man were struck by a fast passenger train. It is alleged Miss Chamberlain and her friend were walking down the railroad track and when they saw a train approaching them, they stepped over on the other track. Miss Chamberlain was walking on the rail and her friend was walking on the inside of the track. They did not notice the fast passenger train approaching from the rear. The engineer on the fast train blew the whistle, but the couple were unable to hear the whistle for the train that was passing them on the other track. The fast train struck them and hurled them about twenty-five feet, killing both of them almost instantly.
Miss Chamberlain's body was brought to this city Monday morning and the boy's body was shipped to relatives in St. Paul, Va.
Miss Chamberlain was 23 years of age. For the past several years she has been in training for a nurse at Berea, and at Cincinnati. She finished her course in the early fall and came back to Berea about a month ago, where she became a member of the Berea Hospital staff.
She was formerly of this city and her tragic death has saddened the hearts of numerous relatives and friends. She made a remarkable record while at Berea and was highly esteemed by all those who knew her.
Middlesboro Daily News, Middlesboro, KY, 14 Feb. 1929.