Gleniss Meehan (Pete) died from Erie PA 1913

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Gleniss Meehan (Pete) died from Erie PA  1913 - Glass-boro of Wil- In T MEET DEATH IN ICE YACHT...
Glass-boro of Wil- In T MEET DEATH IN ICE YACHT ACCIDENT Erie Men, Going 50 Miles an Hour in Snowstorm, Meet Tragic End Another Hurt ERIE, Pa., Feb. 8. Traveling over the ice surface of Presque Isle Bay at the rate of fifty miles an hour in a blinding snowstorm on the ice yacht Rapid, Local Weather Forecaster George R. Ober-holzer Ober-holzer Ober-holzer and Gleniss Meehan, a local yachtsman yachtsman and society man, were instantly killed this afternoon when their bo-it bo-it bo-it crashed into the crib, where repairs are being made to the city water system. George Final, the third man on the Rapid, is dying. The accident occurred about 5 o'clock, when the three men were testing out Mr, Meehan's ice yacht, it being her maiden trip. A gale was blowing behind behind them and there was a blinding snowstorm snowstorm which prevented the men from seeing the crib. The accident was witnessed witnessed by a score of men in the vicinity of the Erie Yacht Club and they rushed to the assistance of the stricken vachts-men. vachts-men. vachts-men. Meehan and Oberholzer both had the tops of their heads torn off. Hand sleds were used in bringing the three men over the ice to the Erie public dock, from where the bodies of Oberholzer Oberholzer and Meehan were removed to the morgue and Final was taken to riamit Hospital. Glennis, better known as Pete Meehan, Meehan, was a prominent Erie society man and the son of a retired merchant. Ober-holzer's Ober-holzer's Ober-holzer's home is in Lancaster, but he has lived in Erie for a number of years and was a favorite in social circles as well as one of the city's most prominent yachtsmen.

Clipped from The Philadelphia Inquirer09 Feb 1913, SunPage 8

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)09 Feb 1913, SunPage 8
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