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Obits - NJ - Monmouth - Mrs. Ann Coffee
Struck by Train
Mrs. Ann Coffee, aged sixty years, was struck by the 12:22 train on the Central
railroad on Monday afternoon about one mile north of Middletown station.
Mrs. Coffee was on a visit to her sister, and was engaged in picking berries for
Daniel Wilson. She started to cross the tracks directly in front of the approaching
engine. The enigineer of the train signalled for her to get off the track, but she
either did not hear the whistle, or supposed she could cross the track before
the engine reached her. She was struck in the body by the engine and one of her
legs was nearly severed from her body. Her remains were brought to Red Bank
on Monday afternoon by Undertaker R. T. Smith. Mrs. Coffee's sister sent word to
her son in New York, who came down and took charge of the body.
Source: Red Bank Register Wednesday, July 18, 1888
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