From Wellsville Daily Reporter
Friday, December 23, 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. Cutler of Bolviar , performed the operation. Mr. Galutia, up to the time of inhaling the anaesthetic, had full control of his faculties, and was under the influence for about half an hour, but never rallied. The limb was taken off within six inches of the body, and was found to be crushed fromthe foot to that point in a terrible manner. The operation was skillfully performed, but fromthe first the attending physicians had no hopes of 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.