Philadelphia, PA Boy Killed by Trolley Car, May 1895

One More Boy Run Down.

Five year old Howard Betcher, of No. 2619 Christian street, was playing in front of his parents’ home yesterday when he was struck by a trolley car of the Philadelphia Traction Company. He was seriously injured and was taken to the Children’s Hospital.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 7 May 1895



Little Howard Beltzer Dies in the Children’s Hospital.

After lingering for three weeks Howard Belzer, aged 5, of No. 2619 Christian street, who was injured by trolley car No. 800, of the Philadelphia Traction Company, on May 7, died at the Children’s Hospital yesterday. At the time of the accident the little fellow was playing with a number of companions in front of his parents’ home.

He was knocked down by the car and seriously injured. He was immediately removed to the hospital, where he remained until he died.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 29 May 1895


BELZER—On the 28th instant, Howard, son of John and Mary Belzer, aged 5 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Saturday, at 2 o’clock, from the residence of his parents, 2619 Christian street. Interment at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 30 May 1895