Sunday, February 19, 2017

Another Death by Train, 1937

My maternal grandmother told me many stories of deaths caused by trains.

I found documentation for another one.

Frank Haas died June 6, 1937 after he fell from a train in New Brunswick (Middlesex County, New Jersey).  It took him 36 hours to die.  He was a policeman in Bayonne (Hudson County, New Jersey).  He was the fifth child, born around 1898 in Bayonne, of Samuel Haas (1867-1945) and Mary Zolder (1870-1948).

Injuries included multiple fractured ribs, collapsed right lung, lacerations, fractured skull, and broken spine.  His survival chances were slim.  Regaining consciousness could indicate that Frank was not medicated well for pain.

1930 United States Federal Census
23 West 48th Street, Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey
Frank Haas with wife, Violet (Eckert),
and her children from a prior marriage,
Edith, Florence, and Frank Hoffman

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