Tragic Death of John Tighe

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Tragic Death of John Tighe - at he at of TRAGIC DEATH OF ;" LEHIGH BRAKEMAN...
at he at of TRAGIC DEATH OF ;" LEHIGH BRAKEMAN John Tigue of Pittston Cut in Two on : Lehigh Road in Coxton Yard ' Thursday Night. Spurred on by his desire to make a larger salary John Tigue of Pittston resigned his position as a collector four weeks ago and became a train man the Lehigh Valley. Late Thurs day he met a horrible death by falling from his train directly beneath the flying wheels, his body having been cut completely in two. His fellow em ployes saw the young man fall from the train and by signalling the engineer brought it to a sudden stop. Returning to the scene of the accl dent they found the lifeless body of Tigue, the wheels having passed over his breast. His body was brought to Pittston and when, the sad procession arrived at the home which he had left in the best of health only a few hours before, a pitiful scene was enacted. His mother fell unconscious and for a time it was feared that the shock would result fatally, but she was An ally revived. Young Tigue was twenty years of age and . was a man of exemplary exemplary habits. Besides his parents he is survived by three sisters. When he met his tragic death the unfortunate young man was engaged in doing extra extra work, making up trains at the Coxton Coxton yard.

Clipped from The Scranton Republican26 Aug 1905, SatPage 3

The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania)26 Aug 1905, SatPage 3
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