|Death: ||Jul., 1923|
HURLED BY TRAIN FROM HIGH BRIDGE
MRS, KATE BERICAL, FAILS TO SEE APPROACHING TRAIN
AND STARTS TO CROSS RAILROAD TRESTLE.
State Bridge, July 12.—While crossing the trestle which spans the Erie Canal, Mrs. Kate Berical, 75, was hurled against a steel girder by New York, Ontario & Western passenger train No. 1 and her body dropped lifeless into the canal below. Mrs. Berical, who resides on the bank of the canal opposite from that bordered by the Rome-Oneida state road, was on her way to visit her sister, Mrs. Mary Everhart, who lives on the highway. She had done this two or three times each day in good weather. As she came to the middle of the trestle the whistle of the train startled her and she began to run. The engineer of the train was unable to see her until too late because of a curve which shut off his view of the bridge. He applied the emergency brakes but before they could take effect Mrs. Berical was hurled against a girder and her body thrown into the water of the canal below. The only eye witness of the accident was the nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Raymond, who was playing nearby on the canal bank when the woman passed over the bridge.
Mrs. Berical was born and had always lived in this vicinity. Besides her husband, there survive five daughters, Mrs. Lena Raut of Vienna, Mrs. James Coogan of Utica, Mrs. Michael Dwyer and Miss Ella Berical, all of Utica, and Mrs. Theodore Ginter of Oneida; two sons, Frank of Schenectady and Joseph of Oneida.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Everhart of State Bridge and Mrs. Lena Fowler of Los Angeles, Calif., and one brother George [Everhart] of State Bridge.
Published July 12 1923 Rome Sentinel
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Oneida, July 13, 1923
Funeral services of Mrs. Mary Berical, 75, well known State Bridge resident who was killed Wednesday evening when struck by a passenger train on the O & W Railroad on the trestle over the Erie Canal near her home, will be conducted at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon privately. The service will be held from the late home, interment being made in Grove Cemetery, Higginsville.
Michael Berical (1855 - 1936)*
Ella Catherine Berical (1887 - 1950)*
wife of Michael
New York, USA
Created by: Bea Lastowicka
Record added: Jun 14, 2009
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