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|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1889, Italy|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 1943|
Article from the Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois), Thursday, December 23, 1943:
TWO ARE KILLED ON WAY TO WORK
Two persons were killed and three others variously injured Thursday morning when the automobile of William Piazzi, 54, Glen Carbon, was demolished by a train on one of several railroads intersecting the highway between Peters Station and Granite City. Deputy Coroner Ferd Pieper said late in the afternoon that he had not definitely determined which of four railroads caused the deaths. He learned from a farmer that the accident occurred shortly after 7 o'clock, that it was still dark and that the train did not stop.
The dead are William Piazzi and Domenic Allaria, Glen Carbon Crossing. The three injured are John Barney, Fred Schmidt and Sam Ambrozat, all of Glen Carbon. The five were employed at the U.S. Army Depot at Granite City and were en route to work when the accident occurred.
Just what occurred to cause the accident has not yet been determined. Flashlights are used to protect autoists. Mrs. Piazzi said Thursday afternoon that her husband left home at the usual time.
Deputy Pieper said that a morning's investigation had not revelaed sufficient information for a definite statement. He was unable to determine definitely which railroad train struck the auto. One report was that it was a Nickel Plate train and the other that the Green Diamond on the Illinois Central figured in the crash. Unless the men in the auto were late they arrived at the crossing long before the Illinois Central train was due.
Piazzi's automobile was entirely demolished. Two calls for ambulances were sent to Granite City and Madison. Two of the victims died shortly after the crash.
Piazzi would have observed his next birthday on January 19. He was married to Miss May Freeland in 1912. Besides the widow there is one son, Harold, four sisters and a brother. The sisters are Mrs. Agnes Nemnich, Edwardsville; Mrs. Harry Buchholz, St. Louis; Mrs. Jack Modene, Glen Carbon and Mrs. Helen McConnell, Bunker Hill, Ind. Edmond Piazzi, Glen Carbon, is a brother.
Allaria would have been 55 years old on February 2. He was married in Michigan in 1912, locating at Glen Carbon in 1917 and at Glen Carbon Crossing three years later. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, John Allaria, Collinsville, and Anthony Allaria, who is with the Armed Forces in New Guinea.
The bodies were brought to the Straube Funeral Home.
Note: According to the Illinois Death Index, his parents were John & Catherine (Cenca) Allaria.
Anna Nelson Allaria (1894 - 1967)*
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
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