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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thriller Thursday - Charles Herr and the Conveyor Accident

Charles Herr was married to Mathilda Elisabeth Irr, sister of Victor Frederick Irr husband of a Zimmeth descendant.

From the Buffalo Express. Buffalo, New York, obituary, 2 April 1924:


Charles Herr of No. 1240 South Park avenue was fatally injured yesterday while working in the Pennsylvania railroad yards when a large conveyor which a gang was loading on a flat car crashed through the planking and crushed him. He died in the Victory hospital.

Medical Examiner Long issued a certificate of accidental death.

Charles is buried in Fourteen Holy Helpers Cemetery, in West Seneca (Gardenville), Erie county, New York.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes

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