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In Years Past

March 26, 2014

In 1914, Alexander Anderson of Second Street, Jamestown, was struck and instantly killed in Westfield by an automobile as he was about to board a Chautauqua traction car for Jamestown. E.N. Skinner of the firm of Skinner & Nichols, was trying out a brand-new automobile and was traveling at considerable speed down the hill that headed to the trolley station. He saw Anderson in the path of the auto and sounded the horn to warn the pedestrian of his danger. It was thought the noise of the trolley car drowned the sound of the automobile and Skinner, who was an experienced driver, could not stop in time to avoid the accident. Anderson was about to visit Jamestown to conclude negotiations for the purchase of the Pearson farm about four miles below Falconer. His household goods were already packed and he had expected to commence occupancy of his new home on Tuesday next.



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