Old News – Trolley Accident

This is a long and detailed article about a local trolley accident. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, July 22, 1915 BROCKPORTERS IN BAD WRECK ONE MAN KILLED AS RESULT OF TROLLEY SMASH-UP Motorman Claims to Have Been in Stupor. Those Injured. Quite a number of Brockport people were on the ill-fated 1:17 B. L. & R. …

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Old News – Auto Accident

Even after a hundred years kids are still getting hurt by running into the road without looking. At least in this early case little Miss Peglow was able to survive without any permanent injuries. The article doesn’t say what the speed limit in Fairport was at that time. I would imagine it was probably only …

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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. “Edward Patterson, who had recently taken a position as chef at the Kirkwood Hotel, was struck …

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Old News – Hit and Run

More news from the past. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thurs. February 26, 1914 Autoist Guilty of Manslaughter George H. Williamson, secretary of the Oswego Auto club was convicted of manslaughter in the second degree by a jury in Justice Hubb’s court in Oswego. A previous jury disagreed. Williamson was charged with running down Mrs. Theresa …

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