Name: Francis M. Galutia
From: The Wellsville Daily Reporter,
Wellsville, New York
Date: December 27, 1881
Frank Galutia, the brakeman injured on the narrow gauge of which mention was made in Saturday's issue of The Reporter, died on Monday at 7 o'clock p.m. The unfortunate man had strong hope of his recovery and insisted that an amputation of his leg should be had and, after consultation the physicians in attendance, Drs. Nye, Reed and Gish of this village and Dr. J. L. Bolivar performed the operation. Mr. Galutia, up to the time of inhaling the anesthetic, had full control of his faculties, and was under its influence for about half an hour, but never rallied. The limb was taken off within six inches of the body and was found to crushed from the foot to that point in a terrible manner. The operation was skillfully performed but, from the first the attending physicians had no hopes in saving the man's life.
He leaves a wife and two small children in poor circumstances financially. His remains were taken on the 8:20 train this morning to Portville, his former home, for burial.