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New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - Sadie Baker
A Little Girl Killed
Sadie Baker Fatally Injured in a Runaway Accident
Sadie Baker, aged twelve years, only daughter of William H. Baker of Keyport, sustained injuries in a runaway accident last week from which she died a few hours later without having regained consciousness. Mr. Baker had stopped his horse in a street near a railroad track while he stood on the sidewalk bargaining with a woman for the purchase of some chickens. In the wagon were his daughter Sadie and his two sons, Jay and Eddie aged ten and seven years respectively. A passing train scared the horse and it ran away. Mr. Baker grabbed the lines as the horse started but he was unable to hold on to them. Sadie jumped from the wagon after the horse had run a short distance. She struck on her head and she died a few hours later from concussion of the brain. Eddie was thrown from the wagon at the start and escaped with only a few slight bruises. Jay stayed in the wagon until he was thrown out. He was cut and bruised about the head, but was not seriously hurt.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, July 18, 1900
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