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William Acton 1907

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William Acton 1907 - ! j r '. t I m . II Fcrcier Plains Cay Killed...
! j r '. t I m . II Fcrcier Plains Cay Killed hi:.: YcrK Stat3 ' Was Worklaa; aa a Steam Shovel - ukts ftevalrer ia Italian Laborer Packet Strark Agaiaat gome , Object, t'kaala It Ta niaebarge Baa Waa Bravght aa far EarlaU Dally Hecord, Jc. J5-1 ; Thomas Cusack of Parsons, the Prudential Insurance agent, yesterday received a telegram from New Tork conveying the rad news of the sudden death of his son-in-law, William Acton, a former resident of Plains and formerly employed on the-East End car line in this city. -The remains arrived In this city last evening on- the Lehigh Valley train-due here at 9:20 and were at once conveyed by undertaker M J. McLaughlin to the home of Mr. Cusack on Matson avenue, . Parsons, from where the funeral held. The body waa accompanied - by deceased surviving , widow ; and son, Mahter James. - '..-:- .., . . Mr. Action met his death In a most peculiar manner while performing his duties running a steam shovel in the construction of the monster reservoirs for New York city's water supply near BrewBter. N. T. Near Mr. Action an Italian laborer was also employed. This laborer carried a large revolver in hia hip pocket and In Stooping Damped the end of the revolver barrel against some object, catilng the discharge of the Weapon. The bullet crashed through Mr. Acton'a head, actually tearing oft the top of the head and causing Instant death. The accident was deeply deplored by every one on the Job.. The deceased was aged S3 years and several years ago was wedded to Miss Bridget Cusack of Parsons. They lived In this section until a year ago when they removed to New Tork and he had only recently taken the position at which he met such an untimely death. He Is survived by hia wife and two children, James and Katherlne. His demise Is deeply mourned by his large circle of friends in this city and vicinity. He always waa respected by all who knew him. : A brother, James Acton,' of McEees-port, arrived on Monday night to spend the holidays and yesterday he learned the sad news of the accident VMS ACCIDENTALLY

Clipped from Wilkes-Barre Semi-Weekly Record, 27 Dec 1907, Fri,  Page 7

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