Colonel Thomas F. Meehan

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the the of ac is the all be to the the to the non are both to at new be attached sent Ger- M BY COL. T. F. KiLLii LimE Gil 28th Division Hero Held for Manslaughter After - Accident - - 15 Victim Runs Into Street While --Chasing --Chasing --Chasing ; Ball : and Is Fatally Hurt ' fif elec for off the for heat of the pnee day, the Colonel Thorias F. Meehan, 28th Division hero, prominent Legion official and a running mate of Mayor Moore in the 1919 ca npaign,-ran npaign,-ran npaign,-ran down and killed a nine-year-old nine-year-old nine-year-old nine-year-old nine-year-old . girl yesterday afternoon. . : , Colonel Meehan will be arraigned this morning before Magistrate Glenn t the Fourth and York streets sta tion, and formilly charged with manslaughter manslaughter in causing the death of Cath arine McHenTy.rof 1849 -North -North Sixth street. - i . . The accident occurred in front of the girl's home. Intent upon the pur suit of a ball she had just missed, the child fan out into Sixth street just as Colonel Meehan's car passed Berks street. Before he. could divert his ear. it had struck ti e child and inflicted in uries that ca ised her death in the Stetson Hospital a short time later. - Child's Screans Attract Neighbors The girl was tossed heavily to the street as the automobile hit her.s The sertamt of the child brought neighbors to th scene as Colonel Meehan Meehan alighted from his car and lifted the child into it. With Policemaii Kilfeath er, of the Four .h and York streets sta- sta- shrilling his w listle .towarn other au tomobiles from the path, Colonel Mee han drove aLt p speed to the hospital. The child was hurried to an operat ing room wher? it was found her sknll was fractured. Despite the efforts of the physicians, the child died two- two- and half hours 1 iter. - Colonel Meehan was taken to the station house and ; held there pend ing the report ' on the seriousness of the child s injuries. -hen -hen word was received that the child had died, he was chareed with manslaughter. Deputy Core ner Stewart and detec tive Clifton u Testigated the accident and-latef and-latef and-latef Colonel Meehan was re leased with instructions to appear at the police station today for his hear ins. ' t Colonel "Meehan served Overseas with the 28th Divis on and he has been ac tive in the organization of the Auier ican Leeion in -Philadelphia. -Philadelphia. When Mavor Moore vras the independent can didate for the Mayoralty at the 1919 Continued on : d Page, 1st Column wall site " " up Chestnut

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  1. The Philadelphia Inquirer,
  2. 09 Jun 1923, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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