Johnstown, PA
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Johnstown, PA
Collier's Weekly - July 26 1902 Page Four
"Those days all Johnstowners mourned; the surviving members of miners' families slept and ate in the room in which their dead lay in a casket; there was a funeral every hour; pallbearers smoked cigars while performing their sacred office in the streets; the priests make a single service do for ten bodies in the church and held one service for forty souls at the cemetery and neglected to include one poor corpse, forgotten and left in the street, to the horror and rage of the widowed wife; express wagons were used as hearses, carrying at one time three or four caskets filled with the reamins"