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GALLAGHER death 1872

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Posted by SFgenealogy on Sunday, November 07, 2010 at 17:06:24 :

Thomas GALLAGHER, a boy of 12 years, by playing with a pick in the excavation of an embankment on Sacramento street in San Francisco, last Tuesday, loosened the broken rock so that it caved and partially buried him. A laborer and a teamster near by ran to his assistance and just as they reached him a heavier cave occurred and buried all 3. An alarm was then immediately struck, from a signal in the neighborhood, that brought the firemen to the spot, when the rock covering the bodies was removed and the 2 men taken out, 1 dying almost immediately, and the other with both legs fractured; the boy was found quite dead.

Source: The Contra Costa Gazette (Pacheco, Contra Costa County, CA), 27 July 1872. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.

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