Train accidents – tragedy and deaths, Manchester NH

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The newspapers of yesteryear were full of horrific stories of unfortunate, accidential deaths of folks being killed by trains. These stories did not spare the gory details of dismemberment and ghastly wounds and, often times, didn’t hesitate to cast fault on the victim themselves.

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I’ve included a lot of these tragic stories in my first book, Saints & Sinners – The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH -1835 to 1900.

Here’s a glimpse of two of those stories – SS152TrainDeaths

Rev. Fr. William McDonald – The St. Patrick of Manchester, NH

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The “St. Patrick of Manchester, NH”.

Founder of Manchester’s first Catholic Parishes and great champion of the poor and needy of his time.

As published in “Saints & Sinners – The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH – 1835 to 1900″, by John Patrick Jordan

page 23 – Rev. Fr. William McDonald