1907 - Patrick Cooney Killed by Train.
Patrick K. Cooney, 34, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cooney of Spring street, was killed early Sunday morning on the railroad track south of the passenger depot, and the body was badly mutilated. Nobody seems to know how the accident occurred, of what business the unfortunate man had on the track so early in the morning. It is presumed that he tried to cross the track just after the “Owl” express passed and stepped in front of the south bound express. The body was examined by Medical Examiner J. A. Coogan, who gave permission for its removal to the undertaking rooms of Coogan & Merwin. Mr. Cooney was a member of Riverside council, Knights of Columbus, and at a special meeting last evening it was voted to attend the funeral in a body, which will be held in St. Mary’s church this morning at 10 o’clock. he is survived by his parents, six brothers, Thomas F., Joseph, John, Matthew, Michael and Bartholomew, and two sisters, Delia and Mary. The burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.
June 25, 1907
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