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Sarah Fonda of Schuylerville, New York in 1876

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Sarah Fonda of Schuylerville, New York in 1876

Posted: 1204353705000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fonda
Sarah Fonda, age 80, (married) of Schuylerville, New York is listed among the dead in a train accident.

The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Train No. 5, The Pacific Express left a snowy Erie, Pennsylvania on the afternoon of December 29, 1876. As The Pacific Express plowed through the snow and crossed a bridge over the Ashtabula River, about 100 yards from the railroad station at Ashtabula, Ohio, the passengers heard a terrible cracking sound. In just seconds, the bridge fractured and the train plunged 70 feet into a watery abyss.

I am not related to this family, just passing on this information which comes from a website called "Ashtabula Bridge Disaster." The link for the site is listed below.

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