New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Charles Christianson

Killed By A Train

Charles Christianson of Morganville Meets Instant Death

Charles Christianson of Morganville was struck by a freight train near the railroad station at Freneau on Sunday morning of last week and was instantly killed. He was employed by Charles Becker, a florist of Morganville, and drove to Matawan Saturday night. He drank freely at Matawan and started for home about eleven o'clock. At the railroad crossing at Freneau the horse left the road and went up the railroad track toward Morganville. It stopped on the track a short distance above the station and stood there until the freight train which reaches Matawan about four o'clock came along The train struck Christianson and killed him instantly. His head and one arm were cut from his body. The horse was killed and the wagon was demolished.

Christianson was 45 years old. He leaves a wife, but no children.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, September 13, 1899