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Wilkes-Barre Almanac 1928 Fatal Accidents

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Wilkes-Barre Almanac 1928 Fatal Accidents

Posted: 25 Dec 2003 8:07AM GMT
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Wilkes-Barre Almanac 1928 Fatal Accidents


A Year's Fatal Accidents.
Those Occurring in Luzerne County From December 1, 1927, to December 1, 1928,
Not Including Those in the Mines and on the Railroads.


Mrs. Josephine Petchulis of Plymouth, 50 years, run over by a trolley car. Dec. 1. 1927.
Joseph O'Brien of Duryea, 27 years, of injuries sustained In a foot ball game. Dec. 2. 1927.
Frank Matti of Hilldale, 33 years, accidentally shot by a companion while hunting. Dec. 3, 1927.
William Vinton of Forty Fort, 49 years, came in contact with electrically charged wires, Dec. 4, 1927.
Michael Gillespie of Hanover Township, 66 vears, struck by an automobile, Dec. 6. 1927.
Miss Marcella Toole of Miners Mills, 19 years, in an automobile accident, Dec. 11. 1927.
Mrs. Elizabeth Williams of Duryea, 63 years, automobile struck by an engine, Dec. ??, 1927.
Anna Zugilich, Lillian and Pauline Krnk, sisters and stepsister of Duryea, aged 7 and 5 years, burned to death in their home, unable to escape, Dec. 21, 1927.
James McFadden of Freeland, 33 years, struck bv a piece of wood, Dec. 23, 1927.
James Shovlin of Hanover township, 19 years, in an automobile accident, Dec. 25, 1927.
Anthony Kacmarek of Wilkes-Barre, 35 years, struck by a trolley car, Dec. 25, 1927.
Boiek Vitkauckas of Port Blanchard, 49 vears, struck by a trolley car. Dec. 24, 1927.
William Nascho of Maltby, struck by a trolley car. Dec. 26, 1927.
Michael Hochman of Swoyeryille, 60 years, fell down stairs, Dec. 27, 1927.
Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley McGlynn of Wilkes-Barre, 6 years, struck by a motor truck, Jan. 5.
Ira Karschner of Berwick, 35 years, in an automobile accident near Beach Haven, Jan. 6.
Casimer Benick of Hanover township. 4 years, clothing ignited at a yard fire, Jan.
Michael Karonzia of Wilkes-Barre township, 2 years, fell into a tub of hot water, Jan. 7.
Joseph Ranielli of Pittston township, twenty months, scalded by hot coffee, Jan. 12.
Harry S. Pope of Hunlock Creek, 24 years, broke through the ice on an ice dam, Jan. 12.
Mrs. Anna Boroski of Nanticoke, 42 years, burned while starting a fire in a kitchen stove, Jan. 25.
Ralph, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mugford of Pittston, 6 years fell into a runway at a school building, Jan. 27.
James Malia of Pittston Township, burned to death in a shack, where he had sought refuge from the cold, Jan. 30.
Antonio Uliano of Hazleton, 54 years, struck by an automobile, Jan. 31.
Robert Allardyce of Pittston, 48 years, clothing ignited at a fire, Feb. 3.
Margaret Lavelle of Pittston, 17 years, struck by a motor truck, Feb. 6.
Lewis Jones of Harding, 49 years, result of a fall, Feb. 9.
Rose Woychick of Mocanaqua, 16 months, fell into a tub of scalding water, Feb. 12.
Robert Hamilton of Nanticoke, in an automobile accident, Feb. 14.
Lawrence Selestowicz of Alden, 56 years, fell down stairs, Feb. 19.
Miss Hannah Cunningham of Scranton, 18 years, in a collision between an automobile and a train at Dupont, Feb. 24.
Miss Mary Cunningham of Scranton, 33 years, in a collision between an automobile and a train at Dupont, Feb. 25.
John Ruane of Hughestown, 54 vears, struck by an automobile, Feb. 25.
Anthony Melowski of Plymouth, 8 years, fell into the river while playing along the bank and was drowned, Feb. 28.
George Rebar and George Hudak, both of Freeland, aged 60 and 50 years, in an automobile accident, March 4.
Frank Adamovitch of Glen Lyon, 47 years, fell from a porch, March 8.
David Mayers of Wilkes-Barre, 42 years, struck by a motor truck, March 9.
Thomas E. Reese, Sr., of Edwards-vine, in a fall, March 11.
Christopher Hughey of Avondale, 60 years, struck by an automobile, March 11.
Alexander Knia of Nuangola, 38 years, Frank Kinsell of Wapwallopen, 22 years,
and a third party, in an automobile accident, March 11.
Wanda Rock of Plymouth, 6 years, clothing ignited at a yard fire, March 12.
Angelo Piazzi of Pittston, 77 years, fell down stairs, March 13.
Stephen Brumstetter of Weston, 24 years, Verna Nicholas of Nuremberg, 20 years, and Edgar Nicholas of Nuremberg, 12 years, killed by a train striking an automobile, March 15.
Joseph Leaser, Jr., of Preston, accidentally shot himself, March 17.
Mrs. Hannah Jones of Nanticoke, 58 years, clothing ignited from an oil stove, March 17.
Eva Dubick of Plymouth, 10 years, struck by an automobile, March 23.
Mrs. Mary Mustinski of Duryea, 52 years, fell from a porch, March 23.
John Lewis of Nanticoke, 26 years, in an automobile crash, March 27.
John Akelis of Pittston, 27 years, fell from a motor truck and was run over by it, March 28.
Catherine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gledhill of West Pittston, 6 years, struck by an automobile, March 30.
Curtis G. Harrower of Kingston, 32 years, fell down an elevator shaft, April 1.
George J. Blackman of Plymouth, 13 years, run over by a motor truck, March 31.
Andrew Wydock of near Pond Creek, 73 years, clothing ignited at a brush fire, April 4.
Bertram C. Herring of West Nanticoke, 16 years, accidentally shot, April 4.
Aaron Earl Ames of Lee Park, 14 years, drowned in the river while bathing, April 6.
Mrs. Augusta Schwartz of Nanticoke, 68 years, struck by an automobile, April 10.
Mrs. Warren W. Dennis of Kingston, fell down stairs, April 13.
Lloyd Nichols of Wilkes-Barre, 21 years, in a motorcycle accident, April 15.
Charles Koons of Plymouth, 23 years, came in contact with an electric charged wire, April 14.
Benjamin Kakliwicz of Sugar Notch, 50 years, struck by an automobile April 15.
Joseph A. Dangerfleld, 16 months, a fire in a Kingston home, April 21.
Louis Sypciak of Wapwallopen, 15 years, cut by a circular saw, April 2
Mary Petritis of Sebastapol, 5 years, struck by an automobile, April 26.
Alexander Eiti of Sugar Notch, 53 years, fell through an open trap do. May 2.
August Pavliak of Hazleton, 13 years, struck by an automobile, May 2
Christopher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morrison of Plymouth, 9 years, crushed under a pile of falling lumber May 4.Harry Cunius of Hazleton, 50 years, in a collision on the W. B. and Hazleton railway, May 8.
John Sekalea of Nanticoke, 20 years, struck by an automobile, May 11.
Charles Duser of Hazleton, 48 years, fell from a fire engine, May 13.
Frederick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Thomas of Wilkes-Barre, 5 years, struck by an automobile, May 12.
Nellie Ambrosavage of Duryea, 11 years, clothing ignited at a fire in the yard, May 15.
Harry Connell of Wilkes-Barre, 2 years, struck by an automobile, May 15.
William Davis of Hanover township, 5 years, struck by an automobile, May 16.
Thomas Price of Wilkes-Barre, 45 years, fell down steps, May 17.
Theodore, son of Benjamin Hartranft of Mount Grove, 2 years, burned to death in a barn, May 17
Joseph McGinley of Wilkes-Barre, aged about five years, fell from a porch, May 30.
Michael Fedok of Glen Lyon, 40 years, fell from a scaffolding, June 1.
Peter Mattoli of Exeter, 29 years, fell from a porch, June 7.
Israel Smith of Wllkes-Barre, 71 years, struck by an automobile, June 7.
Joseph Mularkey of Hughestown, 21 years, in an automobile accident, June 8.
Mrs. Anna Clark of Plains, 31 years, jumped from a moving automobile, June 8.
Joseph and Andrew Dolansky of Dupont, aged 11 and 5 years, brothers, fell into the river, June 8.
Patrick M. Lenahan of Warrior Run, 44 years, and William Dixon of the same place, 43 years, their automobile struck by a train at the Buttonwood crossing, June 15.
Stephen Mudri of Plymouth, 11 years, struck by a falling slab, June 17.
Irene Pastula of Luzerne borough, 13 months, fell into a tub of water, June 16.
Elmer S. Emrick of Wilkes-Barre, 23 years, in an automobile accident, June 17.
Joseph Polesky of Hazleton, motorcycle struck by an automobile, June 18.
Frank Youchis of Pittston, 42 years, struck by an automobile, June 19.
Anna Kwach of Wilkes-Barre, sixteen months, fell into a tub ot hot water, June 20.
Mrs. James M. Williams of Kingston, 81 years, injured by a fall, June 25.
Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bruss of Hazleton, 3 years, struck by an automobile, June 2C.
Michael Yatschke, 31 years, killed in Hazleton in attempting to drive over a railroad crossing in an automobile, June 27.
Timothy Clarke of Pittston, 25 years, electrocuted by working with an electric wire, June 27.
Eiton Kiley of Nanticoke, 15 years, drowned in a water-filled cave hole, June 26.
Edward Gilroy of Avoca, 7 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gilroy, burned in a hut, June 28.
Louis DeFalco of Hanover Township, 14 years, came in contact with a charged wire, June 29.
John Seschick of Glen Lyon, 60 years, drowned in Toby's Creek at Edwardsville bv making a misstep, July 1.
Joseph Deptula of Wilkes-Barre, 20 years, in a collision between an automobile and a Laurel Line car, July 4.
Andrew Mamary of Wilkes-Barre, 17 years, lockjaw caused by Fourth of July wound, July 9.
Martha Krizinofski of Plymouth, 13 years, drowned in the river while bathing, July 9.
Costic Mollinowski of Plymouth, 57 years, drowned in the river while bathing, July 9.
Frank Gurgol of Hazleton, 16 years, drowned in a coal stripping while bathing, July 9.
Adam Antiness of Edwardsvllle, 9 years, fell into a pond, July 9.
Ralph Frey of Wilkes-Barre, 19 years, drowned in Harvey's Lake by the upsetting of a canoe, July 11.
Fred. George of Wilkes-Barre, 45 years, drowned in the river while swimming, July 12.
Carolina, daughter of George Blair of Conyngham, 5 years, struck by an automobile, July 17.
Carmello Delesandro of Pittston Township, 4 years, fell into a. pail of boiling water, July 17.
Mary Peonno of Plains, 12 years, struck by a motor truck, July 18.
John Severns of Wilkes-Barre, 12 years, drowned in the river while bathing, July 18.
Michael Yasavage of Wilkes-Barre, 3 years, clothing ignited while playing with matches, July 19.
Fred. Polk of Sugarloaf, 68 years, fell from a wagon, July 20.
Anthony Marzella of Nanticoke, 50 years, in an automobile accident, July 25.
Nicholas P. Clauson of Duryea, 61 vears, asphyxiated in a garage, July 26.
Edward Schultz of Freeland, 35 years, in a collision between an automobile and train, July 27.
John Torlinski of Nanticoke, 65 years, fell from a scaffolding, July 27.
Russell Gilott of McAdoo, 24 years, in a collision between a motorcycle and an automobile, July 29.
Elizabeth Smitoski of Wilkes-Barre, 3 years, clothing ignited while playing with matches, July 28.
Walter Podguski of Wilkes-Barre, 15 years, fell from a motor truck, July 30.
Charles Miller of Port Blanchard, 75 vears, struck by an automobile, July 30.
Hiram Hitt of Wyoming, 75 years, struck by an automobile, Aug. 1.
Walter Kalinka of Hanover township, 9 years, struck by an automobile, Aug. 2.
Dominick Gai of West Pittston, 7 years, struck by an automobile, Aug. 2.
Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Thomas of Wilkes-Barre, struck by an automobile, Aug. 3.
William Kelly, Jr., of Plains, 6 years, in an automobile collision, Aug. 5.
Miss Helen Edwards of Berwick, In an automobile accident on the Berwick-Hazleton road, Aug. 5.
Thomas W. Shonk of Kingston, 68 years, struck by an automobile, Aug. 7.
John, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Flynn of Pittston, 15 years, drowned in the river while bathing, Aug. 7.
Joseph Shockunas of Plains, 8 years, drowned in the river while bathing, Aug. 7.
Hose Baranowski of Pittston, 5 years, fell from a boat in the river, Aug. 7.
Philip, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Dunning of Pittston, 6 years, struck by a motor truck, Aug. 10.
John Mascavage of Swoyerville, 18 years, and Stanley Domonick of Pringle, 18 years, in a collision between a street car and automobile, Aug. 15.
Leona Falcone of Pittston, 7 years, struck by an automobile, Aug. 15.
Douglas Keeler of Forty Fort, 18 years, drowned in the river while bathing, Aug. 15.
Abraham Dymond, 16 years, and Matthew Yatko, 14 years, both of Wilkes-Barre, burned in a fire In a bowling alley building at Harvey Lake, Aug. 16.
Miss Martha Killian of Berwick, 8 years, the result of a fall in Pivmoiitt Aug. 17.
Anthony Kempa, age 24 years, and James Gibson, aged 16 years, both of
Scranton, at the hairpin curve, Bear Creek Boulevard, when their automobile went over an embankment, Aug 18.
Lawrence Mills, 7 years, son of Mrs Gertrude Mills of Pond Creek, came in contact with a high tension wire. Aug. 18.Stanley Alishusky, 25 years, in an automobile accident, Aug. 20.
John Riker of Plains, 21 years, electrocuted on the Laurel Line third rail, Aug. 22.
Michael Mesaris of Exeter, suffocated by a fall of dirt in a trench, Aug. 24.
Warren McKeel of Lake Silkworth, 52 years, struck by a board in a saw mill, Aug. 25.
Edward Broskie, 23 years, motorcycle ran into the rear of a horse-drawn vehicle on the White Haven-Freeland road, Aug. 27.
Walter Pencak of Plymouth, 10 years drowned in the river while bathing, Aug. 28.
Thomas Walla of Mocanaqua, 42 years, drowned in the river while bathing, Aug. 29.
John, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sauers of Wilkes-Barre, 8 years, drowned in Harvey's Lake while bathing, Aug. 30.
Anthony Morrone of Wilkes-Barre, 9 years, in a collision between a trnck and engine, Aug. 31.
John Weko of Hanover township, 16 years, fell under a tractor, Aug. 31.
Jacqueline McNeil of Wilkes-Barre, 3 years, lung punctured by scissors, Sept. 1.
Robert C. Everett of Shickshinny, 27 years, of injuries sustained while cranking an automobile, Sept. 3.
Bufus Frear of Kingston, 66 years, struck by an automobile, Sept. 4.
Michael Carick of Miners Mills, 6 years, run over by a mine "lokie", Sept. 4.
John J. Bingham of Plymouth, 86 years, fell down stairs, Sept. 5.
George Kelley of Hanover township, 26 years, in an automobile accident, Sept. 6.
Michael Balek of Larksville, 16 years, electrocuted by catching hold of a live wire, Sept. 9.
Erico Profiro of Glen Lyon, 26 years, in a motorcycle accident, Sept. 14.
Virgil J. Taylor of Wilkes-Barre, 60 years, asphyxiated in a garage, Sept. 16.
Jacob Poplelarz of Duryea, fell down stairs, Sept. 18.
Michael Marmanski of Plymouth, 19 years, in an automobile accident, Sept. 18.
Mrs. Elizabeth Goard of Wilkes-Barre, 86 vears, asphyxiated bv gas, Sept. 24.
Peter Similski of Sugar Notch, 6 years, injuries sustained in an explosion, Sept. 25.
William Bablick of West Hazleton, In an automobile accident, Sept. 28.
Michael Yeskavonitch of Plymouth township, struck by an automobile, Sept. 29.
Sterling Sickler of near Orange, 32 years, struck by an automobile, Sept. 29.
Oscar Habel of Hazleton, 42 years, In an automobile collision, Sept. 30.
George Solstic of Wilkes-Barre, 5 years, burns, Oct. 1.
Robert Lavigna of Hazleton, 2 years, struck by a motor truck, Oct. 3.
Maria Runaldi of Pittston, 6 years, struck by an automobile, Oct. 4.
Mrs. Veronica Obritki, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, fell out of a window at Retreat institution, Oct. 4.
Bert Oliver of Wilkes-Barre, 36 vears, in an automobile accident, Oct. 5.
Benjamin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Hilbert of Exeter, struck by an automobile, Oct. 8.
Albert Bowman of Wilkes-Barre, 25 years, in a collision between an automobile and a telephone pole, Oct. 13.
Martin Gimbatz of Ashley, 13 years, the result of a fall, Oct. 13.
George Morro of Exeter, 23 years, in a collision between a motorcycle and an automobile, Oct. 14.
Anthony Farrell of Miners Mills, 18 years, in a collision between an automobile and a train, Oct. 14.
Peter Fedorchek of Swoyerville, struck by street car or automobile, Oct. 14.
Anna Secchak of Plains, 6 years, burned while playing with matches, Oct. 15.
Michael Wojtowicz of Plymouth, 20 years, struck by an automobile, Oct. 17.
Joseph Benavage of Miners Mills, 12 years, in a collision between a motor truck and a street car, Oct. 18.
Ernest E. Kester of Courtdale, 36 years, electrocuted by coming in contact with a live wire, Oct. 24.
Mrs. Ann Mitchell of Kunkle, 67 years, struck bv an automobile, Oct. 26.
Mrs. Mary Dettmore of Wilkes-Barre, fell down stairs, Oct. 26.
Bernard Severs of Wilkes-Barre, 32 years, fell from a scaffolding, Oct. 31.
William G. Jackson of Trucksville, 4 years, accidentally shot, Oct. 31.
David Wiant of Huntington Mills, 60 years, in an automobile collision with a train, Nov. 3.
George Kline of Wilkes-Barre, 33 years, fell from scaffolding, Nov. 8.
Arch. Atwater of Pittston, 52 years, crushed by a steam boiler, Nov. 9.
Andrew Sokola of Plains, 20 months, fell into a tub of hot water, Nov. 9.
Jesso T. Morgan of Wilkes-Barre, 81 years, of injuries sustained by being struck by an automobile, Nov. 9.
Stephen Maleski of Wilkes-Barre, scalded, Nov. 12.
Eleanor Vespi of Hilldale, 7 years, electrocuted on the Laurel Line third rail, Nov. 18.
J. Ernest Voorhees of Nanticoke, 55 years, fell from a ladder, Nov. 20.
Mrs. Harry B. Bartholomew of Kingston, 54 years, struck by an automobile, Nov. 21.
Joseph Rangou of Plains, 21 years, struck by an automobile, Nov. 24.
John Kasmerski of Glen Lyon, 22 years, in an automobile accident, Nov. 24.
John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McCarthy of Wilkes-Barre, 4 years, clothing ignited by fire, Nov. 30.


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