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Atlantic City, NJ Electric Train Wreck, Oct 1906 - Entire Family Perished

HIS ENTIRE FAMILY PERISHED IN WRECK

Atlantic City, N. J., Oct. 29.---Among the most pathetic cases was that of Samuel McElroy of Philadelphia, who, after a sleepless night, found his family wiped out by the disaster, his wife and five year old daughter lying dead in the morgue and his three year old boy missing. When the officials making record his address, the broken-hearted man replied: "It was 1029 Green street, but I shall never return there---God only knows where I shall go."

The State, Columbia, SC 30 Oct 1906



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