Charles F. Ware, Collingswood, NJ Horse Accident, Jul 1898


Charles F. Ware, a well-known business man, of Camden, president of the Ware Manufacturing Company, died at his home in Collingswood, on Friday night, as the result of an accident.  Mr. Ware took almost daily drives after business hours.  On Thursday evening a spirited colt he was driving took fright at a group of cyclers’ lamps on the Collingswood road.  The colt made a sudden spring and collided with a market wagon driven by a colored man.

Mr. Ware was thrown headlong from his carriage.  He was picked up in an unconscious condition and taken into his home.  His head was badly cut, his shoulder blade and three ribs were broken and the carriage shaft had penetrated one lung.

By strange coincidence Mr. Ware’s son, who was associated with him in business, was brought home from Atlantic City on Friday, apparently in a dying condition.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 17 Jul 1898”


Charles F. Ware, Collingswood, NJ Horse Accident, Jul 1898 — 1 Comment

  1. This is indeed a terrible accident. Oddly, on a Fourth of July parade this year in Bellevue, Iowa, a team of horses drawing an Amish type wagon, spooked, bolted and a lady in the wagon was thrown out, striking her head and died. Her children or grandchilren, not sure, also in the wagon, were thrown out and received only minor injuries.

    Cedar Falls, IA

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