Eva Reed

Railway Accident

Today in 1901, the world lost Eva Reed, a botanist, author, and librarian with the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

In a tragic accident, Reed had been sketching on the tracks of the Burlington railway, near Louisiana, Missouri, when she was run over and instantly killed by a passenger train. 

Several years earlier, she had become almost totally deaf as the result of a fever. 

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