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CLARK, Joseph W.
|Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald, 16 Aug 1906, Page 1, Contributed by Lisa Baker|
|FIREMAN CLARK KILLED|
Struck His Head Against A Steel Car
Joseph W. Clark, aged 21 years, and unmarried, of Altoona, met a sudden death about 7 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Cresson yards of the Pennsylvania Railroad company.
The young man had been in the employ of the company but 11 months and was a fireman. Tuesday morning he was riding in the cab of engine No. 583, which was doing some shifting in the yards. The engine was running northwest. Mr. Clark was looking in the opposite direction for signals when he struck the back of his head on a steel coal car which was standing on a siding. His skull was crushed and death resulted a few minutes afterward.
Undertakers Buck & Glass, of Cresson, took charge of the body and had it shipped to the late home of the deceased in Altoona. The funeral will likely take place there Thursday. The young man is survived by one sister, Lizzie, of Altoona. Both parents are dead.