Honda, CA Shriners Train Wreck, May 1907 - Victims

VICTIMS OF THE TRAIN WRECK

Prominent Men Were Killed in the Accident of Last Night.

Los Angeles May 11- It seems a hoodoo followed Rajah Temple. When [illegible] 200 miles had been traversed the hoodoo was again encountered and among the victims were some of the most prominent members of the temple [illegible] of the most aggressive of the [illegible] members and all prominent business men of Reading.

[illegible] Douglas Hippie has for five years been potentate of Rajah Temple and was one of the most prominent Masons in Reading. For [illegible] he had attended Imperial conclaves as the representative of Rajah Temple. He was [illegible] in his [illegible] business circles [illegible -“ several words] old and leaves a widow and daughter.

Gilbert Ste [illegible - last name] was a thirty-third degree Mason and for fifty years had been connected with the mechanical department at the Philadelphia and Reading Railway at Reading.

George Hagerman was the son of ex-judge George Hagerman who had been on the bench in [illegible] county for twenty years and with his death has terminated [illegible - several words] Hagerman. He was [illegible – in his 40’s] years old and an attorney.

[illegible- probably Oliver from previous article] Kaufman was one of the largest music dealers in Reading and about [illegible] years old. He is survived by a wife and family.

Charles Henry though of Lebanon Pa was a member of Rajah and one of the most popular of the youngest members of the temple.

Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA 12 May 1907

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The Dead.

Following is a list of the dead now in the Santa Barbara morgue:
J. DOUGLAS, Potentate Rajah temple, Reading, Pa.;
H.K. GITTELMAN, Reading;
A.L. ROTH, Reading;
C. GILBERT STEFFE, Reading;
S.S. SNYDER, Reading;
LOUIS N. ELLENBOGEN, Allentown;
HOWARD MOYER, Hazelton;
A.D. WASSON, Ismalia temple, Buffalo;
CHARLES S. HENRY, Lebanon, Pa;
JOHN W. CUTLER, Binghamton, N.Y.;
CHARLES M. LOWING, Pullman conductor, Buffalo;
G.W. AUSTIN, New York, agent for McCain's Tourist company;
JOHN LACEY, negro dining car waiter;
GEORGE F. HAGERMAN, Reading;
BENJAMIN STOLTZ, Reading;
HARRISON HENDEL, Reading;

Following are the names of the women who met death in the wreck:
MRS. WILLIAM W. ESSICK, Reading, Pa;
MRS. S. SNYDER, Reading;
MISS STOLTZ, Reading;
MRS. J.W. CUTLER, Binghamton, N.Y.;
MRS. LEWIS N. ELLENBOGEN, Allentown, Pa.;
MRS. HENRY J. FISHER, Cleveland;
MRS. BRUMBACH, Reading, Pa.
The following dead are at San Luis Obispo:
RICHARD ESSICK, Reading, Pa.;
OLIVER T. KAUFMAN,
HENRY MILLER,
ALONZO B. ROGERS, St. Paul, Pullman car conductor.

The Newark Advocate, Newark, OH 13 May 1907