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Hoboken, NJ Drowning, Aug 1871

DROWNING CASUALTY IN HOBOKEN

Yesterday afternoon the body of a boy named Dennis Kerrigan, aged eight years, was found in the water, near the ferry house. He was seen at the place on Monday, and is supposed to have accidentally fallen in. His mother, who is a widow, became frantic on hearing the news. There will be no fence placed at the dangerous locality for the protection of human life till some influential politician meets with a like fate.

New York Herald, New York, NY 31 Aug 1871



article | by Dr. Radut