From: The Oakland Tribune, 01 November 1912
Oakland Man Killed by Electric Train
Attempting to avoid a switch engine on the Seventh street line near Fourteenth avenue last night, W. P. Wanburg, an electrical worker, was run down by a Southern Pacific electric train and fatally injured. Wanburg died while being removed to the receiving hospital. Wanburg was 40 years of age. It is believed that he had relatives in Portland. An inquest will be held.