This week in Voices from the Past we get a story about the unluckiest fishing rod owner in history. Check out the last line of the story, printed in The Los Angeles Herald for 12 September 1906.
FISHING ROD COST HIS LIFE
Caught under a Passing Train and Dragged Its Owner Under the Wheel
Special to the Herald
Chicago, Ill. Sept. 11. Charles W. Shippey, 47 years old, a well known real estate dealer, was killed by a Pere Marquette train in Englewood last night. Mr. Shippey was about to board the train to go to Rex Terrace, Mich.
It is thought that a fishing rod in his hand caught under the cars and dragged him after it.
In his pocket was a newspaper clipping containing an account of the death of Webster Batchellor of San Francisco, who had left Mr. Shippey $100,000.
-- Dr. Todd