Ellsworth Pierce was a brother to my husband’s great-grandmother, Lillian Pierce. This is from the Bridgeton Evening News in Bridgeton, New Jersey, dated 9 January 1919.
A NARROW ESCAPE
Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Pierce, of Fayette street, have returned from visiting friends at Garretstown, Pa. While taking an automobile trip they had a very narrow escape from severe injury. They were going down a steep hill when the brakes refused to work and the car went down into a deep rut and the occupants were thrown against the hood with great force. Mrs. Pierce’s face was cut and bruised and she suffered from shock.