A Narrow Escape {Ellsworth Pierce}

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.

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.

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  • Mariann Regan - May 12, 2013 - 4:55 pm

    I’m interested in what newspaper database you used to find this important event. Bridgeton Evening News sounds like a local newspaper. Were you searching locally?ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - May 13, 2013 - 6:29 am

    Mariann, I found the Bridgeton Evening News at Genealogy Bank. You just get lucky if they happen to have the paper in one of the communities where your ancestors lived. :)ReplyCancel

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