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James Abate, Jr
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Birth: Oct., 1926
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1930
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA

Published in the Woodbridge Leader
Friday, July 18, 1930, front page


Funeral services for James Abate, Jr., three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Abate, of Iselin Boulevard, Iselin, who was killed when run over by a truck Saturday evening, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Abate home. Interment was in the Hillside cemetery.

The accident occurred at 8:40 Saturday evening when the little boy was playing in front of his home. Tony Peperi, of 177 Main Street, Rahway, the driver of a produce truck, had just delivered some provisions to a nearby house. When Peperi returned to his truck, he started to turn around and according to Officer Karney Romano, who investigated the case, eye-witnesses told him that the truck backed out on the sidewalk over the child and back again. When Officer Romano raced to the scene the truck was facing west on boulevard.

The boy was still alive when picked up and rushed to the Rahway Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Peperi in the meantime was arrested and brought to police headquarters where he was examined by Dr. C. Howard Rothfuss, who pronounced him sober and not under the influence of liquor as claimed by several bystanders.

Peperi was sent to New Brunswick, where he was held on the charge of manslaughter.

NOTE 1: Birth year is an estimation based on 1930 census record.

NOTE 2: There are 2 Hillside Cemeteries nearby. One is in Metuchen, NJ (Middlesex County) and the other is in Scotch Plains (Union County) Both are the same distance away from residence.

However, he is not buried in Scotch Plains or Sampstown according to those cemetery offices. 
Hillside Cemetery
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: May 17, 2011
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