Skaneateles, NY Trolley Accident, Sept 1913


Special to The Syracuse Herald

Skaneateles, Sept. 22 – Miss Jessie KNEELAND, 55 years old, of Skaneateles, was killed by an Auburn & Syracuse electric car at Dando’s crossing a mile east of the village at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. She was struck by the limited car which leaves Syracuse at 4:10 o’clock. Several Syracuse commuters to Skaneateles were on board.

With Miss Julia EDWARDS, Miss KNEELAND had been visiting friends near Dando crossing. She was nearing the tracks as the limited approached. Believing that the car was a local and that it would stop at the station she started across the tracks. She was struck just as she was stepping over the outside rail, and was thrown high into the air.

As soon as the car was stopped and the prostrate woman reached, it was seen that her injuries would prove fatal. She was lifted to the rear platform and taken to the office of Dr. G.E. CLARK of Skaneateles. Dr. CLARK pronounced the woman dead.

Miss KNEELAND was a daughter of the late Samuel Stillman KNEELAND. She lived all her life in this village, her home being in Academy Street. She is survived by two sisters, Miss Frances KNEELAND and Mrs. William T. THORNE.

Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY 23 Sept 1913