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What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Several injured, one dies in New Jersey train collision

HEROIC ENGINEER ROASTED IN A COLLISION
Train Passengers Shaken Up Near Newark,
N. J. Brakeman Seeking Stimulants
for the Dying Shot

NEWARK, N. J., Feb. 12 — One man was  read more »

Patterson, New Jersey suffers massive fire

PATERSON LAID WASTE BY FIRE
Business Section and a Hundred
Dwellings Burned
LOSS ABOUT $8,000,000
Banks, Churches, Hotels, Municipal
Buildings, and Newspaper
Offices in Ruins  read more »

Thirteen killed, dozens injured in Chicago gas explosion

A DOZEN KILLED BY GAS EXPLOSION
Thirteen Dead, seventy-five injured,
and Two Buildings Shattered in Chicago

CHICAGO, Feb. 5 — Thirteen lives were
lost, many persons slightly injured, two  read more »

Three sledders die as coaster hits horse and wagon; several seriously injured

COASTERS IN A BAD WRECK
Double-Decker Sled Struck a Heavy
Team and Fatally Injured Three
Young Women
Special to The New York Times  read more »



by Dr. Radut