Philip and Lucy Bliss were among those who died in a train disaster in Ashtabula, Ohio, Friday evening, December 29, 1876, when a bridge gave way and the passenger cars plunged to the ravine below.
This tragedy is also called the Ashtabula Horror, the Ashtabula River Railroad Disaster and the Ashtabula Train Disaster.
Ashtabula Bridge Disaster Memorial, Ashtabula, Ohio
Monument Was Erected May 30, 1895
Front of base of Ashtabula Bridge Disaster Memorial
Back of base of Ashtabula Bridge Disaster Memorial
Left side of base of Ashtabula Bridge Disaster Memorial
Right side of base of Ashtabula Bridge Disaster Memorial
Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Ashtabula, Ohio
Chestnut Grove Cemetery
Entrance to Cemetery at the end of Grove Drive
Ashtabula, Ohio, U.S.A.
Directions: Hwy 11 north to US 20 exit. West on US 20, over the bridge, then an immediate left onto Main Ave. Go through downtown. Left onto Grove Drive. The cemetery is at the end of the street. The obelisk is at the top of the hill, near the center of the cemetery. Look for directional signs.
More Photos and Information:
Ashtabula Train Disaster Ohio Historical Marker and Audio Memorial.
Photographs by Stephen & Dorothy Ross for WholesomeWords.org 2008-2009.