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Reading, PA Train Accident, May 1863

Fatal railroad accident.

On Thursday morning, between 8 and 9 o'clock, a young lad about twelve or thirteen years of age, named EVAN EVANS, son of MR. DAVID E. EVANS, of this city was run over by the cars on the Railroad at Walnut Street, and had both his legs cut off close to the body. He died the same afternoon between 1 and 2 o'clock.

Berks and Schuylkill Journal Pennsylvania 1863-05-16
Reading, Pa.



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