Somerville, NJ Central Railroad Brakeman Killed in Accident, Mar 1912
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BRAKEMAN FROM THIS CITY KILLED
Somerville, March 7.- Walter Flynn of Jersey City a brakeman on a westbound freight train of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, which arrived here at 8:25 o'clock last night, was struck by an overhead bridge as the train entered the borough. His skull was crushed and he died while on his way in an ambulance to the Somerset Hospital.
Article Transcription Below. Note that the article names parents and siblings, but not the names of wife and children.
Walter Flynn was married to Grace Madison Flynn, and was father of Frank W Flynn and John Flynn. Frank was 3 at the time of his fathers death, John was about 22 months old.
WALTER FLYNN, A FORMER LOCAL MAN KILLED IN JERSEY
Is knocked from Jersey Central Train by Overhead Bridge at Somerville.
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Victim Went to New Jersey Four Years Ago and Was Married There
Walter FLynn, aged about 24 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Flynn of 683 Blackman street, this city, was killed yesterday at Somerville, N.J., when he was struck by an overhead bridge. Flynn went to New Jersey about four years ago and married a New Jersey girl. He was well known in this city, especially in the Newtown section, wherre his many friends will no doubt be shocked at the news of his death.
Flynn was head brakeman on the "Cannon Ball" freight train running between High Bridge and Somerville and while between those points went to the tender to see how much water was in the tank. When he straightened from his stooping position necessary to peer into the tank his head came in contact with an overhead bridge.
His fellow trainmen found him unconscious on the coal in the tender. A hurried trip was made to Somerville, where he was rushed to the hospital, but death resulted before the doctors examined him.
Flynn's parents and several relatives went to Somerville last night and tomorrow they will return with the remains. The funeral will be held from the family home on Blackman street Monday morning. Interment will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery at Hanover.
Flynn is survived by his wife, two children, his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Flynn and the following brothers and sisters: Thomas of New Jersey, William, Frank, Kathleen and Mary at home. The father of the victim is employed as forman at the Hazard Manufacturing plant.