Old News – Accident

In this accident, the car that they refer to is a trolley car. The hospital that the little girl was taken to later became Highland Hospital Genesee Hospital. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, May 2, 1917 STRUCK BY CAR Catherine Corso, the ten year old daughter of Joseph Corso of Water street, was struck by a …

Continue reading ‘Old News – Accident’ »

Old News – Train Accident

Trains were very important in 1917 for transporting people over long distances. They also handled most of the freight. Train wrecks affected everyone. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, April 12, 1917 BAD WRECK ON CENTRAL AT WAYNEPORT Two lives were lost and several people were injured, early Friday morning, when a fast west-bound New York …

Continue reading ‘Old News – Train Accident’ »

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. …

Continue reading ‘Old News – Trolley Accident’ »

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 …

Continue reading ‘Old News – Auto Accident’ »

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 …

Continue reading ‘Old News – Accidental Death’ »