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Turning Back the Pages 9-18-10

Three lives lost, father grieves

Mrs. Edigiggia Shiavoni, 33, was fatally injured and her two-year-old son was instantly killed Sept. 21, 190, by being struck by a trolley car at the Delaware and Hudson crossing at Prospect Street, Glens Falls.

The woman had been to a nearby market and was returning home with the child walking beside her. At the tracks the engine went by and the woman, believing that there were no other cars, started across the tracks. The child was mangled beyond recognition and the mother died in Glens Falls Hospital, along with her six-month-old unborn baby.

The heartbroken father was restrained from attempting to take his own life and also that of the train conductor. A lawyer has been retained to bring an action for damages against the railroad company.

Trolley track claims victim

Clarence Bullis, 55, of Glens Falls, was killed Sept. 1, 1910 near Parker's Crossing, about two miles south of the village of Lake George, by being dragged beneath his wagon and crushed.

Nothing was known about the accident until the remains of the man were found Sept. 2 by the crew of the first northbound Hudson Valley Trolley car. It appears that he was going from Glens Falls to Assembly Point and somehow lost his bearings and drove on to the trolley track and his wagon slid over the roadbed. The horse was dragged with it and suffered a concussion of the spine.

Despondent man's suicide

Deeply depressed because his wife left him, Charles Carroll, 35, committed suicide Sept. 20, 1909 at his South Glens Falls home. He took a dose of Paris Green poison and expired in a few painful minutes. About a year ago he married a young woman in Rutland, Vt. and a short time later he took to drinking heavily and soon became a hopeless wreck.

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