Van Camp died from railroad accident

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Seward William Van Camp
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Wednesday, August 1, 1888
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Most of your readers have heard of the death of Van Camp. He and two other men were in the act of replacing the trucks under a car when the support gave way and his head was caught between the axle of the trucks he was moving and the step of the car. The top of his head was completely severed. It was a very sad affair. The afflicted ones have the sympathy of all. His family have returned to their home in Otranto. What a sad home. No life insurance or pecuniary appropriation from the company can compensate for the loss they have sustained.