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GORE, Charles Taylor "Ted"

    Johnstown Tribune, 28 Jun 1913, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

Charles ("Ted") Gore, Aged Eight, of 983 Bedford Street, Is Victim


Eight-year-old Charles ("Ted") Gore, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gore, of 983 Bedford street, met a terrible death on Bedford street, just in front of the Utzler newsstand, just about 9:30 this morning, when he was run down by a Dale-bound trolley car on the Johnstown Traction Company's lines. The stories of a number of people agree that the little fellow, attracted by some bright post-cards in the newsstand window, leaped from the Metzler milk wagon, on which he had been riding, and alighted on the track directly in front of the car. With no one near enough to save him, and rendered powerless to save himself, perhaps, by fright, the boy was knocked down and the wheels passed over a part of his body. It was necessary to use jacks in prying up the car, before his form could be taken from beneath the trucks.

Little "Ted" survived perhaps ten minutes after his removal from under the car. He was carried into the Dale Pharmacy, a couple of hundred feet distant, where Dr. I. E. Sloan examined him. He found the skull fractured and the scalp terribly torn; the right arm ground off a short distance below the elbow, and mangled to the shoulder, and other injuries, probably including broken bones. Word was sent to the police station immediately after the accident and the auto patrol responded. It was at one seen that the boy, who had been unconscious probably from the moment of the accident, was in a dying condition. He was placed on a stretcher and removed in the machine to the Gore home, at 983 Bedford street, which is in the annexed portion of the Seventeenth Ward. On the arrival there it was found that life was extinct, and the father, who is a well-known railroader in the employ of the Cambria Steel Company, directed the removal of the body to the Pendry undertaking establishment.

The mother had hurried down street after hearing of the accident, and escaped seeing the mangled form. She was assisted home, in a hysterical condition , and this afternoon was in a serious condition as a result of the shock.

With little "Ted" at the time of the accident was his oldest brother, Frank, aged about 12. The two had accompanied the Metzler dairy wagon, helping out a "green" driver who had been put on the for the day because of a death in the Metzler family.

"Ted's" full name was Charles Taylor Gore. He would have reached his ninth birthday on the 10th of next month. His mother's maiden name was Bertha Younker. Besides his parents and the older brother mentioned, he is survived by a little brother and sister, George and Thelma. The funeral arrangements had not been completed this afternoon, but services probably will be held Monday afternoon by the Rev. Jo W. G. Fast, pastor of the Franklin-street M. E. Church.

Charles Goughnour was the conductor and Henry Cable motorman of the car, No. 37, of the summer type, under which the boy was fatally hurt.

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