This Day in History: June 16th, 1913

This Day in History: June 16th, 1913


Anthony Gangemarrie, of Milltown, Charged With Involuntary Homicide-

H. C. Young Furnishes Bail-Funeral of Little John Morris, the Victim, Will Be Held Tomorrow.

Anthony Gangemarrie, of Church street, Milltown, whose automobile struck and killed, almost instantly, seven-year-old John Morris at Suydam street and Throop avenue, is being held under $3,000 ball on a charge of involuntary homicide. Judge Peter F. Daly fixed the ball on Saturday afternoon, a short time after the accident, and it was furnished by Henry C. Young, superintendent of the Michelin Tire Company, where Gangemarrie is employed in the tube department.

The driver of the car was placed under arrest by Detective Sergeant George Dunn. The police investigation of the accident shows that the accident was not due to any reckless driving on the part of the autoist. Coroner William F. Harding was called to the scene of the accident.

The victim was the son of Mrs. Mary Morris, and his sudden death has thrown the neighborhood into deep sorrow. He lived at 92 Throop avenue and was returning to his home after going on an errand for his mother. He was a bright little. chap and well liked in the neighborhood. The funeral will be held to- morrow morning from his late residence at 8.30 o’clock, and from Sacred Heart Church at 9 o’clock.

In attempting to avoid hitting the boy Mr. Gangemarrie ran his car up on the curb and rammed it into a telegraph pole. But the striking of the boy was unavoidable. He was driving on Suydam street, and about to turn into Throop avenue, intending to go to Milltown. A Trenton trolley car was approaching, and thinking that he could not make the short turn, crossed the trolley tracks in front of the car and to the south side of Throop avenue. The Morris boy Jumped in the way of the machine and was felled.

Dr. Saulsberry was called. but the little chap died a few minutes after the accident. The driver of the car was the first to pick up the boy, and he carried him into a nearby store. Mr. Gangemarrie is well known in Milltown, and the killing of the boy was a shock to him.

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