Wednesday, September 5, 2012

1887 - MCARTHY’S FATAL NAP. While Intoxicated He Falls Asleep on the Railroad at Derby and is Run Over.

John McCarthy a moulder employed at DeForest’s iron works at Shelton, while asleep on the track of the Naugatuck railroad at Derby last night was struck by the south bound train which passes that point about 11 o’clock. He was so terribly bruised that it is though impossible for him to live the day out. He had been drinking liquor freely during the night and while in an intoxicated condition wandered on the track and fell asleep near Stilling’s saloon. He resided in Brooklyn but has friends in Naugatuck and his acquaintances speak well of him. He was a young unmarried man.

New Haven Register
New Haven, Connecticut
16 Jun 1887

1 comment:

Jim (Hidden Genealogy Nuggets Blog) said...

What a tragic death. One of my great uncles died when his horse drawn carriage had an accident with a motor vehicle in 1910.

Regards, Jim
Hidden Genealogy Nuggets