25 July 2015

On This Day: Two young coal pickers killed


Two young coal pickers were killed On This Day in 1881 in Ashley. Edith and Lottie Low, 10 and 12 years of age, were killed as they were picking coal from the tracks. Edith was struck and killed by a passenger train. Lottie was struck as well. Her injuries were so severe that there was little to no hope of her survival. The train was on the Central R. R. of New Jersey. 

Source:

Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 25 July 1881. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

 

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.