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FRAZER, William

    Cambria Freeman, 14 Oct 1904, Contributed by Patty Millich

Found Dead Near Wilmore, Wilmore, Oct. 12:

While picking coal along the P. R. R. tracks about 8 o'clock this morning a little girl named Pearson discovered the dead body of a man lying on the left bank of the Conemaugh river directly under the arched railroad bridge, a few hundred yards below the local station. Investigation showed the remains to be those of William Frazer, 58 years old, who lived in Summerhill township, about half a mile south of here, and who had evidently come to his death by falling from the bridge some time during the night. Coroner E. L. Miller, who came to Wilmore on the noon train, viewed the body at J. H. Cullen's undertaking establishment but decided that an inquest would be unnecessary as all the surrounding circumstances pointed to accidental death.

The marks on the body indicate that the man landed on his head, a deep fracture of the back of the skull being the only considerable injury that could be discovered. No other bones were broken.

The dead man is survived by his wife and one son, at home, and these two daughters: Mrs. John Hardy of Pitcairn; and Mrs. William Crum of Wilmore. A 12-year-old son was accidentally shot at Wilmore about twelve years ago.

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