Old News – Accidental Death

This news from the past is about an accident in Fairport

THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL
Fairport, NY

Thursday, August 6, 1914

KIRKWOOD HOTEL CHEF MEETS HORRIBLE DEATH

Edward Patterson Killed Thursday–Victim’s Mangled Remains Scattered for Yards Along Railroad Tracks.

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“Edward Patterson, who had recently taken a position as chef at the Kirkwood Hotel, was struck and instantly killed, Thursday afternoon shortly before 3 o’clock by the westbound Empire State express, while walking upon the railroad tracks west of Main street in this village.

Mr Patterson was seen at the hotel a few minutes previous to the accident, and it is nut known how the man happened to be upon the tracks where his mangled remains were found scattered for several yards, shortly after the passing of the train.

Undertaker H. R. Relyea was called and Coroner T. A. Killip notified. The latter upon investigation granted a certificate of accidental death.

Mr. Patterson came to Fairport Tuesday from Rochester to accept the position at the hotel. He was accompanied by his wife and it is said leaves no other relatives in this country, his home being in England.