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Wilmerding, PA Train Accident, Aug 1906


F. C. Vawn Killed on Railroad Near Wilmerding---Personal Notes.

Regular Correspondence.

F. C. VAWN, well-known in this vicinity, was killed near Wilmerding Wednesday. He was struck by a train, but the particulars have not yet been made known to his family. At the time of this death he was but 27 years old. He was married to Miss Elizabeth S. Kustaborder, March 20, 1905. Just five weeks ago they began housekeeping at Pitcairn. He was liked by all who knew him. His body was removed to his home in East Waterford and he will be buried from there Friday morning at 10 o'clock. He is survived by his father, mother and two sisters.

Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA 30 Aug 1906

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