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    Johnstown Tribune, 28 Jun 1912, Page 19, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

South Fork, June 28 -- Alfred Stafford, 45 years old, of South Fork, was instantly killed near the Ehrenfeld station on the P.R.R. last night. Mr. Stafford had been in Ehrenfeld during the evening and was walking the tracks when run down. It is believed the engine caught the man's coat sleeve, dragging him along the ground. Stafford's watch stopped at 9:15 o'clock, and that is probably the time he was struck. His body was found about 10 o'clock. Stafford was a well-known miner, having worked in the mines here for the past 15 years. Last week he was appointed foreman on the State road and had just started a force of men at work this week. He is survived by his widow and a number of children. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but it is likely services will be held on Sunday afternoon.
Johnstown Tribune; Fri, June 28, 1912 p19

South Fork, June 28--The funeral of Alfred Stafford, who was killed at Ehrenfeld last night, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, when the pastor of the Lutheran Church will conduct the services. Interment will be in the South Fork Cemetery. Alfred Stafford was born in England 48 years ago, coming to America 22 years ago. He was united in marriage to Georgiana Hatkins, also of England. Six children were born to the union, five of whom survive, as follows: Sarah, wife of Herbert Rice, of South Fork; Ethel, Gertrude, Alfred, and William Stafford, all at home. One brother, Joseph Stafford, of Dunlo, also survives. Alfred Stafford formerly resided in Johnstown, living near the Stonycreek Station of the B. & O. Railroad, about seven years ago.
Johnstown Tribune; Fri, June 28, 1912 p4

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