Thursday, July 3, 2008

Narrowly Escaped Death

New York, 1895

Mrs. Mary Johnson, aged 70 years, wife of Benjamin Johnson, of Jamaica, had a narrow escape from death Friday evening. Mrs. Johnson has been demented for some time. She wandered away from home and traveled as far as Mineola. About 8 o'clock, as the Oyster Bay train was approaching the depot she attempted to cross the track and fell, her body falling across the west bound track just beyond the line of the approaching train. She was unconscious when picked up, her body being badly bruised and her forehead cut.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, April 19, 1895, p. 8.

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