Leadership

Killed by Fire Engine Driven by Son

Issue 5 and Volume 79.

Killed by Fire Engine Driven by Son Thomas C. Elvins, former Mayor of the city of Hammonton, N. J., was so badly hurt on January 24 by a fire engine driven by his son that he later died from his injuries. The injured man was taken to the Jefferson hospital in Philadelphia, where one of his legs was amputated. Both father and son were members of the volunteer fire department at Hammonton, and were leaving the fire engine house in response to an alarm, with the son at the wheel, when the father fell from the running board, the rear wheel of the heavy apparatus passing over his left leg. Mr. Elvins, who was 58 years old, had been mayor of Hammonton for six years, and before that he had been a member of the State Assembly for six years, and has served as postmaster for eight years.

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