Beatrice Von Dressen Balloonist 1894
has been that rate dui- per to keep comfortably the gas not for to was pui- Â§4 per quite it avenue over bill was He the used. of FELL FROM A BALLOO'-J. Young Giil Killed at FranldinTllle S.iiur- day Afternoon. Beatrice Von Dressen, the young balloonist, made an ascension on the Franklinville fair grounds Saturday afternoon afternoon at 5 o'clock, and when over 1,500 feet from earth she fell from balloon, and was instantly killed. She had a parachute at;achrnent and was either trying co loosen it and lost her balance, or became unconscious. When she struck the ground it was indented ne-irly a foot with the imprint of her head, shoulders, hip and arm. She was but 17 years old.and ha'd in the business three years, making all nearly twenty ascensions, coming recently from the New Hampshire fairs. She made two ascensions at the Rochester fair last week. Her father and mother were on the grounds, and she was their only child. Rain prevented her from going up Friday, and Saturday there was quite a heavy wind, but she told the crowd she would risk her life to please them. She was born in Franklinville, but lived in Frankfort, N. Y., for several years. She was a handsome, vivacious girl, and her horrible death has cast deep gloom over the entire community.