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in the a the he all th the the Throw n from u Trolley far in South Wilkesharre, and Injured ho limlly That He 1'asseil Au ay Without Kcgain - iiiK 1,'oiiM - ioiisnesH. Alon.o W. Hoiiser, outside foreman at the Hallstead colliery and one of the best known residents of lttiryea, died at 4:40 Saturday morning in the Wilkesbane Hospital, as the resuh of a distressing accident accident which occurred Friday evening on the trolley ride of the Mystery Social Club of Duryea. The accident took place about 8:!50 o'clock on the Carey avenue line, a short distance east of the Plymouth bridge. There were two cars, both crowded with people. Mr. Houser was one of the man agers, and he was accompanied by his wife and two little hoys. The party went down on the Edwardsville line to Plymouth, Plymouth, had crossel the river to the Wilkes - barre Hats, and was preparing to turn down to Nanticoke, when the accident happened. Mr. Hoiiser was standing on the rear platform of the first car, and as the cars suddenly turned a sharp curve, he was thrown off the platform, landing on a heap of broken stone at the side of the track, i He fell with such force as to rebound just as the second car leached him, bis bead striking the car. He was unconscious when his friends reached his side, ami it was seen at once that his injuries were serious. The excursionists proceeded to Nanticoke. bu. did not stop at Hanover Park, as anticipated, wltil the injured man was taken on a special car to the hospital. The physicians, upon ex I i: .1 1....1 t... f ainiiiaiioii. unM - o.r.e.. , - ., ........... , , , , r is the to ..... - FATAL ACCIDENT. TERRIBLE DEATH OF A. W. HOUSER, RESIDENT OF DURYEA. in not sad occurred men con little such the was one lieen Mr. been is and the is the over aid plat lieing order de as filter to is jnred. An operation was performed and a blood clot removed from the brain, but the hemorrhages could not lie stopped, and the unfortunate man passed away early this morning without having regained con sciousness, ills lamiiy ami ins menu, John J. Samson, of Duryea, were with him until the end. Mr. Honser was forty - five years of age, and he was a native of Huntsville, this county. He was a blacksmith by trade, and for ten vears he worked at the Had - ibs - k mine in I.nzerne. Later he was engaged engaged for ten years at the Pettebone mine of the It., L. it W., during which time he resided in Kdwardsville. He was then promoted to the position of assistant outside outside foreman at the Uliss mine, Nanticoke, and a vear ago last June was transferred to Duryea, to Isi - ome outside foreman at the Hallstead mine. In this position, he served most faith' ally, giving excellent satisfaction to his employers and gaining the respect of the employes and others who came into contact with him. He was an active worker in the Duryea Presbyterian Church, mid was highly regarded by the people generally. Mr. Honscr's father, who lived with him in Duryea, died three wc'ks ago. Mrs. Hoiiser, who is a daughter of the late Rev. Mr. Smith, of Kdwardsville, survives, as also do two sons Willie, twelve, and Hubbard, aged eight. Jruma'i Honser, a brother of the deceased, resides in Wilke - barre, and a blind brother resides in Ttink - haunock.

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  1. Pittston Gazette,
  2. 10 Sep 1897, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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