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Long Branch, NJ Carriage And Train Collision, July 1889



Long Branch, July 5. -- At Little Silver crossing, three miles north of Long Branch, this afternoon a carriage containing the mother of JOSEPH WARD, the collar and shirt manufacturer, of New York; MR. KEATING, WARD'S brother-in-law, ELSIO KEATING, a child and her nurse, were struck by the 3:30 express train rom New York on the Central Railroad of New Jersey, and smashed to pieces.
MRS. WARD, MR. KEATING and the nurse girl were dreadfully mangled beneath the wheels of the locomotive, and their bodies carried over one hundred feet. The child, ELSIE, was also badly mangled, but she lived about an hour and a half.

Lock Haven Express Pennsylvania 1889-07-06

article | by Dr. Radut