Trenton, NJ Hurled from Bridge and Believed Drowned, Jan 1903


Railroaders Think He Was Hurled from Yardley Bridge by Train-Seeking Body

John Rogan who lived near the State Hospital is believed to have been killed Saturday night by being hurled from the Yardley railroad bridge by a fast train.

Rogan was seen walking on the bridge and later the engineer of one of the many trains passing through Yardley told the station master that he thought he had struck a man on the bridge. Rogan did not return to his home Saturday night.

Coroner James Ru[illegible] of this city is in charge of a search party but the river is so high at present that the task of finding the body seems hopeless.

The Trenton Times, Trenton, NJ 12 Jan 1903



The body of John Rogan who was hurled from the Yardley railroad bridge into the Delaware last week has not been found.

The mising [sic] man's sister Miss Maggie C. Rogan has offered a reward of $25 for the recovery of the body and another reward of $50 has been offered by Sims & Co the contractors for the new bridge in South Trenton by whom Rogan was employed.

The Trenton Times, Trenton, NJ 19 Jan 1903



A REWARD of $50 will be paid for the recovery of the body of John Rogan, who was drowned in the Delaware river, at Yardley on January 11. Charles A. Sims & Co Morrisville Pa

The Trenton Times, Trenton, NJ 17 Jan 1903


Not Body of Rogan

The body of a man was found in the Delaware at Chester Thursday. The corpse was thought to be that of James Rogan who was knocked into the Delaware river from the railroad bridge of the Pennsylvania Railroad a few weeks ago by a locomotive. Information from Chester this morning was to the effect that the body had been identified as that of a man drowned just above Chester.

The Trenton Times, Trenton, NJ 9 Feb 1903