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In Years Past

December 16, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, George B. Bloomer, aged 70 years, died early in the morning as the result of injuries received the previous afternoon while at work on his oil lease on the Monroe farm at Pratt Hollow near Bradford, Pa. He was found by William Freeman, lying in a semiconscious condition on the floor of a boiler house. His clothes were stripped completely off and his body was badly torn and bruised. Help was secured and the injured man removed to his home. Drs. Ash and Eaton were summoned and found one leg broken below the knee, the other knee dislocated and the chest crushed. He was alone when injured. It was evident that his clothing caught in the wheel of the engine.



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