New York, USA
|Death: ||May 31, 1926|
New York, USA
Syracuse, New York
The Herald newspaper
Tuesday, June 1, 1926
Page 7, Column 3
GIRL, 10, STRUCK BY LOCOMOTIVE, DIES IN HOSPITAL
Waited for One Train to Pass, Failed to See Other Approaching.
SKULL IS FRACTURED
Hit By Fender of Engine; Wheels Did Not Touch Charlotte Casolare.
Struck by a fast freight as she hurried to a neighbor's house where she was to go for a holiday automobile ride, Charlotte Casolare, 11, of 517 Lemoyne Street, died a few minutes later in St. Josephs Hospital yesterday morning.
The child waited for one freight train to clear the Lake Shore branch crossing of the new York Central and then started across the tracks. She failed to see a second train going in the opposite direction.
As the caboose of the first freight cleared the crossing, the locomotive of the second bore down upon Charlotte. The oncoming train had been hidden behind the first.
Neither of the engine crew were aware of the accident until the conductor signaled to stop.
The railroad men ran back and found the girl at the side of the track, dying. She had been hit by the fender of the engine and brushed aside. None of the wheels passed over her body but when she was examined at the hospital it was revealed her skull was fractured.
Charlotte is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Casolare. She had been invited to take a holiday automobile ride with people living just over the city line in Salina.
It was to have been a day of days for Charlotte. She washed and wiped the dishes in less than half the time it ordinarily took her and could hardly wait for 8:30 o'clock to come around, her mother said.
At 8:30, Charlotte kissed her mother goodbye and started joyfully for the neighbor's home. She almost danced as she ran along the road for with her an automobile ride was a luxury seldom indulged in. Her parents, with nine children, have no automobile.
The Lake Shore branch is within sight of the Casolare home and the home of the people who had asked her to go riding. Twenty minutes after she skipped out of the house, Charlotte was dead at the hospital.
When the body had been removed to the morgue, Acting Coroner Wyatt's autopsy substantiated the belief her skull had been fractured.
Funeral services will be held at the Lemoyne Street home at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Besides her parents, the survivors are four brothers, Edward, Harold, Benjamin and Francis, and four sisters, Mary, Grace, Beatrice and Eva.
Chester W. Umphrey, 173 Cook Avenue, was the engineer of the train which hit Charlotte, and Edward Burnham, 208 West Heman Street, East Syracuse, fireman.
Walter William Casolare (1887 - 1963)
Mary Ella Seager Casolare (1888 - 1971)
Edward Walter Casolare (1909 - 1991)*
Mary E. Casolare Fay (1911 - 2004)*
Grace Casolare Brutcher (1912 - 2001)*
Eva G. Casolare Hains (1914 - 2008)*
Charlotte D. Casolare (1915 - 1926)
Harold W. Casolare (1917 - 2008)*
Benjamin P. Casolare (1919 - 1992)*
Beatrice Casolare Coir (1921 - 2011)*
Frank R Casolare (1922 - 2005)*
New York, USA
Plot: Section 46, Lot 30
Created by: Tom C.
Record added: Feb 08, 2012
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