Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Callahan, Michael
The East Liverpool Tribune
Michael Callahan Killed Near Canonsburg, Pa.
Young Companion Suffers the Same Fate
Two Were Walking on Track and Did Not Hear Warning Signals.
Michael Callahan, aged 23 years, of 314 West Third street, was run down by a freight train on the Chartiers branch of the Pennsylvania railroad near the Canonsburg, Pa., station Saturday night (June 9, 1906) and killed.
Kenzie Hart, the son of a policeman at Canonsburg, was a companion of Callahan and he was also killed.
The body of Callahan was taken to his late home last night and the funeral will probably be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Aloysius church, interment being at St. Aloysius cemetery.
The men had been on a little evening jaunt and were returning home by an indirect route from their trip. A shifting engine was backing some cars down the track and hearing no signal, the two men kept on the track and were run down.
The bodies were soon found and as soon as identity was established a telephone message to the police of this city told of the death of Callahan. Patrolman Clifford Dawson advised the parents of the young man of his death.
Michael Callahan, sr., and a son John went to Canonsburg Sunday morning and returned last night with the body.
Callahan had been employed at the Canonsburg pottery since last September as a batter-out. He was expected home soon. He was a member of the East Liverpool Council, Knights of Columbus, and was a popular young fellow.
He always took an interest in baseball and achieved some reputation as a pitcher. His parents, brothers, John, William and Jerry, and sisters, Mrs. Joseph Bastian and Mrs. William Schepp, survive.

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