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Jersey City, NJ Drowning and Train Accident, Mar 1890


A Father Killed While Arranging for His Drowned Son's Funeral.

JERSEY CITY, N. J., March 30.---The four-year-old son of Capt. John Peterson, of the schooner Minnie, lying at the oil docks at Black Toms Island, fell overboard yesterday and was drowned. The body was recovered and sent to the morgue. In the evening, Capt. Peterson started for this city to arrange for the funeral. As he was crossing the Central railroad tracks he was struck by a train and killed. The body was sent to the morgue and placed beside that of the drowned boy. Not until today did it become known that the bodies were those of father and son.

Duluth Daily Tribune, Duluth, MN 31 Mar 1890

article | by Dr. Radut