Blackwood, NJ Runaway Accident, Sept 1900


MISS MARY GEST, of Blackwood, Instantly Killed on Way to Church


Special to The Inquirer.

GRENLOCH, N. J., Sept. 9.---To-day while MISS MARY L. GEST and Miss Kate Smallwood, from near Blackwood, were driving to the Presbyterian Church, at that place, their horse took fright as a herd of cattle being driven from a corn field and ran away. The carriage was demolished and MISS GEST was instantly killed. Miss Smallwood was seriously injured. The accident, happening close to the church, cast a gloom over every one and the pastor dispensed with religious services.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 10 Sept 1900

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