May 17, 1896
From the Philadelphia Inquirer...
"NEW JERSEY IN REVIEW"
- Alexander Harvey, of Philadelphia, formerly prominent in
Grand Army circles here, was a visitor during the week."
May 29, 1896 -
Inquirer article on
the death of Great Grandma Adelia (not Bridget) Harvey.
(She was actually 56 years old.)
"GROUND TO PIECES"
"A Gloucester City
Woman Run Over by a Train – Mrs. Bridget Harvey, 63 years of
age, of Gloucester City, met with a shocking death yesterday
morning. She was struck by the West Jersey Railroad Salem
express train, north bound, due at Gloucester City about 8.40 A.
M., and her body was terribly mutilated. She had gone to the
railway station at Monmouth street, Gloucester, for the purpose
of taking a train for Camden, and had purchased a ticket and was
waiting for a train. She had walked across the track several
times, and was crossing again, although she had been warned not
to do so, as the Salem express approached the station. The
engineer whistled but she seemingly failed to hear it and the
engine struck her, throwing her body under the wheels."
Born this Year...
- George Fitzsimmons (Sunny Jim's father) -
Around age 50 - from Cirrhosis of the liver.
May 28th - Adelia Fagan Harvey
The mother of Jennie Harvey, Adelia Fagan Harvey
was hit by a train while attempting to cross a track at Gloucester
train station, in New Jersey. She was killed instantly.
The World in 1896...
1896 Photo Gallery...
1896 at the track...