Philadelphia, PA Train Accident, Jul 1898


Young Man Who Was Killed by a Train Lived in Newark.

Special to The Inquirer.

NEWARK, July 9.---Information was received to-night that the young man who was killed on July 7 at the Fifteenth-street crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in Philadelphia, was CHRISTIAN PAGEL, of No. 479 Springfield avenue, this city. A few weeks ago he went to a recruiting station here and offered his services in the army. After a physical examination he was rejected.

He was greatly disappointed and ran away from home with the purpose, it is believed, of trying to pass a a recruit elsewhere. The news of his death has thrown his two sisters into a state of nervous collapse.

The young man to whom reference is made in the above dispatch is probably the one who was killed a the Forty-ninth street crossing on the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad on the evening of July 7. A pay envelope of a Newark firm found in the dead man's pocket was sent on by Coroner Ashbridge for purposes of identification. The body is still at the Morgue.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 10 Jul 1898