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From: "Barbara Stein" <>
Subject: [Bklyn] BDSU Nov. 5, 1906 Deaths
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2002 21:26:08 -0400


HELPLESS, SHE SAT WITH DEAD MOTHER

With her daughter sitting beside her, unable to move to obtain help,
Mrs. Catherine RYAN, 84 years old, was found dead in her rooms at 295
Adams street this afternoon. She had been dead since Friday night, but
because of rheumatism, her daughter, Mrs. Mary DONIGAN, who was with her
when she died, could not move from her chair to summon help.

MURDERS MAN IN STREET AND ESCAPES

Salvatore VALAZ, of 83 Columbia street, Brooklyn, was shot through the
heart Saturday in front of 215 East 100th street, Manhattan, a grocery
store owned by Vincenza DINSTALE. The tragedy was the result of a
dispute which began in the store over the price of certain wares which
VALAZ had purchased. The DINSTALE woman and Crensenzo DEMORIO were
arrested and held for examination. The police claim that they know the
man who fired the fatal shot.

BROWNSVILLE: Daughter finds father dead in his home

Benjamin SIEGEL, 55 years old, of 51 Chester street, was found dead
yesterday in the parlor of his home. The body was found by his
daughter, Etta. Mr. SIEGEL had been ill for a few months. The police
of the Brownsville station were notified, but as Dr. ALDERMAN, of Stone
avenue, said he died a natural death the case was reported to the
Coroner without further investigation. He had lived in Brownsville
twenty years.

CRUSHED TO DEATH BY STEEL GIRDER

One man was killed and another fatally injured in an accident to-day at
a new building being constructed for the New York Central Railroad, at
Forty-fifth street and Lexington avenue, Manhattan.

The dead man was Charles PETERSEN, 32 years old, of Jersey City. The
man fatally injured is Otto PEARSON, 35 years old, also of Jersey City.

PETERSEN and PEARSON were at work on the lower floor of the building
when a steel girder being hoisted to position struck and knocked down
another girder. The falling girder almost instantly killed PETERSEN.
PEARSON's skull was fractured. He was removed to the Flower Hospital.

Jacob STOTLER, foreman of the construction gang, and John WOLFE, his
assistant, were arrested.

transcribed by Barbara Stein


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