1910 - TRAGIC DEATH OF ASHFIELD MAN. Fred R. Church Killed on the Long Island Railroad Yesterday.
Word was received at Shelburne Falls yesterday morning of the accidental death at the Queens station of the Long Island railroad of Fred R. Church, so of George B. Church in the Baptist Corner district of Ashfield. The body will be taken to Shelburne Falls and from there to Ashfield. He was 31 years of age, a graduate of Sanderson academy, Ashfield, and the state college at Amherst. After leaving the collage he took a position as foreman on a large farm in the state of New York, from which he retired a few years ago. He did some work at the experiment station in Amherst and later took a position with the Sanderson fertilizer company of New Haven, Ct., as traveling salesman. Besides his parents, he leaves a widow, two children and two sisters. Mr. Church was instantly killed while trying to board a moving electric train. He lost his balance after grasping the [?] railing of the car, and fell and was crushed between the car and the platform.
The Springfield Republican
March 18, 1910
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