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 Agatha Miller

Agatha Miller

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Death 4 Sep 1922
New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 153860260 · View Source
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Buffalo, Sept 3-An automobile plunged over the cliff nearest the cataract at Niagara Falls this afternoon and was dashed to pieces 2200 feet below on the river's margin. Mrs. Agatha Miller, wife of D.H. Miller, Cleveland, fell to her death with the car. Her body was found on the water's edge.
The accident happened just north of the upper steel arch bridge. Mrs. Miller was alone in the car, in the rear seat. The car was parked on the grass near the customs office, at the American end of the bridge, facing the river on a slight slope. There is no guard rail at the cliff edge. The owner and driver of the car, Edward Meyers, of Buffalo, had left it, as he thought, safely parked.
For some reason it began to slip down the slope and Mrs. Miller, who was of heavy build, realized her danger. Her screams aroused the bystanders and two men, Harry Andrew, a negro of Buffalo and Joseph Goldberg of Toronto, grabbed the rear fenders and strove desperately to stop the car. They kept their holds until it reached the brink and plunged into the gorge.
Mrs. Miller tried to extricate herself but she was not quick enough. The car struck the slope at the foot of the cliff and plunged to the river's edge, a tangled mass of debris. Mrs. Miller's body was recovered on the bank of the base of the cliff. It was identified later by her husband.
The Millers and Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kerrigan, also of Cleveland, this morning hired Meyers to drive them to the Falls. As they were about to cross the bridge, the Canadian authorities refused to allow the car to enter because Meyers did not have his license card with him. Meyers parked his car while he went to see if the matter could not be adjusted. His passengers, all save Mrs. Miller, went with him.

Decatur, IL Herald Monday Sept 4, 1922 p1


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  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153860260
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Agatha Miller (unknown–4 Sep 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153860260, ; Maintained by BjJ (contributor 46902476) Unknown.