William Swick

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William Swick

Birth
Hackettstown, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
Death 28 Oct 1879 (aged 42)
Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Hackettstown, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 24517553 · View Source
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Aged 42 yrs 23 dys

At 9:45 P.M., of Tuesday, as the Summit accommodation train on the Delaware, Lackawana & Western railroad, with four passenger cars attached, was starting from the depot in Hoboken, the boiler of the locomotive exploded with a report so loud that it was heard throughout the city. The locomotive was upset and badly wrecked. The sheds over the passenger ways on either side were demolished, and the debris was scattered for a great distance around. The engineer, Wm. Swick, was found crushed to death under one of the driving wheels… The body of Swick was sent to the morgue. He leaves a wife and five children in Summit avenue.

Newspaper article--November 1879


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  • Created by: Michael Holmes
  • Added: 9 Feb 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 24517553
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Swick (5 Oct 1837–28 Oct 1879), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24517553, citing Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, Warren County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Michael Holmes (contributor 46547586) .