Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA - Genealogy
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA
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Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA
Events/Places of Interest
1903 - Fire Follows Train Crash. Engineer Who Stuck to his Post Slightly Hurt in Elizabeth Accident.
Elizabeth, N.J., Nov. 21.- A Dunnellen local train on the Central Railroad of New Jersey crashed into a standing coal train at Chilton Street at 4:05 o’clock this morning. The engine of the passenger train mounted the caboose of the coaler and the caboose and the gondola next to it caught fire and were destroyed.
Peter Harsel of Elizabeth, engineer of the passenger train, stuck to his post an was hurt. His fireman jumped and escaped without injury, and Conductor Halsey Braset and the crew of the coaler also jumped and escaped injury. The few passengers on the train were badly shaken up, but none was injured. There were four coaches in the train, which was in charge of Conductor Alexander Wardsman. The Fire Department was called out and the flames from the burning caboose and gondola were extinguished.
An investigation is being made as to the cause of the accident. It is said that Engineer Harsel of the passenger train alleges that there were no end lights on the coal train, or that if there were he failed to see then in the darkness.
The New York Times
New York, NY
22 Nov 1903
1906 - FOUR KILLED BY TRAIN - Boys Struck While Crossing Bridge at Elizabeth, N. J.
Two bodies fell into street
Lads were returning from base ball game and did not hear the train. Father of one collapses on hearing of it.
"Elizabeth, N. J., Aug. 14. - Four boys, all under 9 years of age, were struck and killed by a Pennsylvania railroad train while walking across the railroad bridge over Broad street in this city. The bodies of two of them fell into the crowded street amidst a number of women shoppers, several of whom fainted."
"The boys killed were: Lloyd Griffin and his brother, Walter, of this city; their cousin, Willie Griffin, a son of Michael Griffin, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Raymond Druburt, of this city. Willie Griffin was visiting his cousins. The little party had been watching a base ball game, and were returning home by way of the tracks. The apparently neither saw nor heard the train, which was an express. The parents of Willie Griffin arrived here from Wilkes-Barre. They had decided to make their home here, and had sent the lad to his uncle. Mr. Griffin collapsed on hearing of his son's death and is in a critical condition."
The News, Frederick, MD
14 Aug 1906
Ancestors Who Were Born in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA
William Frederic Hanzl
(6 Jul 1929,Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA-25 Jan 2001,Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)
Ancestors Who Died in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA
(27 MAR 1671,New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA-23 APR 1734,Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA)
(1668,Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA-abt. 1759,Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA)
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