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West Side, NJ Train Accident, Feb 1879

Michael Erby, aged 30, of No. 172 Hopkins avenue, Jersey City, was struck by a New York and New Jersey locomotive at West Side, on Wednesday, and instantly killed. He was walking on the track at the time.

Daily State Gazette, Trenton, NJ 28 Feb 1879



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